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11:38 am on Friday March 22, 2013

CFW and Spring Jam Music Fest headline this weekend's roundup

Spring has officially sprung and several parks around the greater-Charleston area are playing host to a multitude of seasonally appropriate events this weekend. Here is your roundup: Charleston Fashion Week kicked off on Tuesday and has been rocking...
7:31 am on Friday March 22, 2013

CFW and Spring Jam Music Fest headline this weekend's roundup

Image by Flickr user Ron Cogswell Spring has officially sprung and several parks around the greater-Charleston area are playing host to a multitude of seasonally appropriate events this weekend. Here is your roundup: Charleston Fashion Week kicked...
9:53 am on Saturday April 7, 2012

Even more tourists going to Fort Sumter

Image by Flickr user fboosman In April 1861, the first shot of the Civil War was fired on Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor — 150 years later in 2011 the fort saw a record influx of visitors that has carried through to 2012 — up 11% more from...
5:37 am on Monday November 14, 2011

Recalling the Battle of Port Royal, and the 'rehearsal for Reconstruction'

Popular Graphic Arts Collection, Library of Congress Original caption: "Victorious bombardment of Port Royal by the United States fleet, under command of Commodore Dupont." Update November 14: While the first report below is still a great account...
4:21 am on Tuesday October 4, 2011

Robert Smalls exhibit opening at the Verdier House

A traveling exhibit that shows off aspects of the life Robert Smalls opens in Beaufort today, October 4, and will run until December 20, at the Verdier House in downtown Beaufort. The story of Smalls (1839-1915), born a slave in Beaufort, represents...
8:14 am on Thursday September 15, 2011

Beaufort's 'unsurrendered flag' goes on exhibit; Beaufort artillery discussed at a dinner

SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum To mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Historic Beaufort Foundation is hosting a pair of events: An exhibit of a restored “unsurrendered” flag from the war and a lecture dinner on the...
4:37 am on Sunday May 29, 2011

Charleston: Home of the first Memorial Day in 1865 to honor the Union dead

Flickr user Matito As the nation marks the Civil War sesquicentennial, here's a pair of surprises for you: not only was the first Memorial Day held in Charleston on the cusp of the Civil War, but it was held explicitly to honor the Union dead....
4:36 am on Saturday May 28, 2011

Charleston: Home of the first Memorial Day in 1865 to honor the Union dead

Image by Flickr user Matito As we mark the Civil War sesquicentennial, here's a pair of surprises for you: not only was the first Memorial Day held in Charleston on the cusp of the Civil War, but it was held explicitly to honor the Union dead. See...
2:04 am on Sunday April 24, 2011

Retelling the long and sad final days of Confederate Charleston

A view of the Post Office on East Bay Street and what was rumored to be the only palmetto tree left in the city by 1865.There's been a lot written as of late on the Civil War as the sesquicentennial is marked. So it's perhaps with good timing that...
11:30 am on Thursday April 21, 2011

Interact with Civil War fashion at Charleston Museum

Image by Flickr user akaspedThe Charleston Museum's "Threads of War" exhibit provides the opportunity for you to try on some Civil War period pieces. The museum's exhibit lasts through October and commemorates the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War...

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