Before the South Carolina flag’s famous palmetto, there was a different tree that just may have made the Palmetto State...
Historically, the secret to surviving Charleston summers had been the same for centuries—either leave or somehow catch...
The 85th anniversary of the famous composer’s visit to Charleston to write the score of Porgy & Bess
The Hospital Workers’ Movement began 50 years ago this March
The surprising figure behind 200 Years of Charleston Cooking
In mid-century Charleston, The Book Basement served equally as shop, salon, and safe space
A circa-1865 stereo card (below) shows the race-course club house where Union officers were imprisoned; lower-ranked...
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights
Celebrating the famed writer’s arrival on Sullivan’s Island
“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of...
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?
Robert Marks kicked off a career in writing randy novels with 1971’s The Trembling of a Leaf
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses & Gardens celebrates its 70th season
On January 1, 1882, Mayor William A. Courtenay created the Charleston Fire Department
In the cool clarity of winter, one writer contemplates the advantages of approaching his “Golden Years”
In 1936, modern masterpieces from the collection of Solomon and Irene Guggenheim debuted at the Gibbes
Ninety years after the untimely death of Edmund Thornton Jenkins, Spoleto Festival USA premieres his unfinished...
Nancy Stevenson made South Carolina history as lieutenant governor
William Baldwin’s new 18th-century action tale