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History

June 2019
A brief history of the Lowcountry's longest-running regatta

June 2019
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess

May 2019
How the Jenkins Orphanage launched many musical careers

May 2019
With a lane designated just for them, the city’s early cyclists rode across the Ashley more than a century ago

April 2019

March 2019

March 2019
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March

February 2019
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking

December 2018

December 2018
Santa Claus—and live reindeer—came to town for Charleston’s first Christmas parade in the midst of the Great Depression

November 2018
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space

November 2018
In 1917, the United States entered World War I, and almost immediately things began to change around Charleston Harbor.

October 2018
In the fall of 1957, the College of Charleston was gearing up for what was then one of the school’s biggest social...

October 2018
The top 13 moments in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon’s history 

September 2018
Despite the danger and boatloads of trouble that storms have unleashed upon the Holy City in the past, locals try not...

August 2018
Can you believe this mid-century vista shows the same hectic intersection of Coleman and Whilden where drivers can now...

August 2018

July 2018
On July 4, 1976, the United States had one heck of a birthday, and South Carolina didn’t miss the party

July 2018

June 2018
Some 85 years ago, downtown residents could take a dip much closer to home

June 2018
Remembering Charleston’s famous (and famously dashing) aerobatic pilot, Bevo Howard

May 2018
Contemporary artist William Halsey nurtured the city as an educator for more than 40 years. 

May 2018
A circa-1865 stereo card (below) shows the race-course club house where Union officers were imprisoned; lower-ranked...

April 2018
Since azaleas were introduced to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, their springtime explosion has given way to boundless...

April 2018
When New York philanthropists Victor and Marjorie Nott Morawetz decided to find a winter home in 1929, they had the...

March 2018
When it came to style in the 1940s, no one held a candle to Babe Paley

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

February 2018
During World War II, many a young person found love in an unlikely place: the Joseph Manigault House.

January 2018
On the evening of January 29, 1940, King Street’s Gloria Theatre was humming with excitement.

January 2018
Samuel F. B. Morse (yes, that Morse) was once Charleston’s most fashionable portraitist