Posts by BP46


Have you ever heard of Dave the Potter? There is considerable mystery surrounding this Edgefield artist, but thanks to the former slave’s unique ability to read and write, we’ve been left with an amazing autobiography, scrawled on the shoulders and sides of his remaining jugs and vessels. Thanks to DIHS Community Outreach Director Lee Ann Bain, DI School 8th graders are learning about Dave, complete with a demo by Jeff...

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At our February meeting we will take a fascinating look at Charleston history as told through the wills and last testaments of the 18th and 19th century. Please join us at 7 pm, Tuesday, February 19 at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive! Learn More...

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LEARNING HISTORY FROM THE DEAD!


Posted By on Jan 17, 2019

The dead speak volumes about Charleston history. Apologies since there are at least two puns in the preceding sentence. But if you doubt the truth of the statement you’ll want to come to the February DIHS meeting where Marianne Cawley of the Charleston Public Library will share how wills reveal so much about Charleston between 1671 and 1868. Please join us at 7 pm, Tuesday, February 19 at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven...

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