PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINAL DAY AND DATE.
Dr Kyle Sinisi, an award winning historian at the Citadel will give us an unusual perspective on Charleston and the Civil war….as seen through Magnolia Cemetery.
Professor Sinisi is co-editor (with Professor Michael B. Barrett) of the “Total War Series” line of books for the Rowman and Littlefield Publishing Group. He is the author of The Last Hurrah: Sterling Price’s Missouri Expedition of 1864 (A.M. Pate Award for best book of 2015 on the Trans-Mississippi Civil War) and Sacred Debts: State Civil War Claims and American Federalism. He is also a co-editor of Warm Ashes: Issues in Southern History at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century. Professor Sinisi is currently at work on a biography of General Samuel R. Curtis and a study of Charleston during the Civil War.
For more information about Magnolia Cemetery, click here
Campfires. A big screen movie. S mores. Family time. A dollop of history. That’s the recipe for a great weekend…aka “History Under the Stars” and we’re ready to launch the next round with a pirate theme t another shot Saturday and Sunday, October 13-14 at t at Smythe Park on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th.
This year’s program is pirate-themed, so prepare to walk the plank! OK, maybe not…but there will be plenty of other swashbuckling activities on deck. Charleston’s very own “Pirate Lady” – Sabrina Lavender of Charleston Pirate Tours – will be sharing all kinds of great local pirate lore and legends with us. Did you know that 2018 is the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s blockade in Charleston? But that’s not all! We’ll also be showing the movie “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” on a big outdoor screen. Pirate fans of all ages – this is one event you won’t want to miss!
A minimum of 60 families are needed to make the event happen, so please reserve your space now!
The deadline is Friday, October 5th.
The College of Charleston’s Dr. Rebecca Shumway will join us October 16 to discuss her academic specialty….The Transatlantic Slave Trade, Historic connections between Ghana and South Carolina. This topic is deeply woven into the history of Charleston and has been in the news lately. Join us Tuesday, October 16 for Dr. Shumway’s perspective. Learn more about her here.
PLEASE NOTE THAT BOTH THE TIME AND LOCATION OF THIS MEETING HAS CHANGED SINCE THE ORIGINAL POST…IT WILL BE ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT THE DANIEL ISLAND LIBRARY. BOTH THE DAY OF THE WEEK AND THE MEETING VENUE ARE NOT OUR USUAL, SO PLEASE MAKE NOTE WHEN YOU SCHEDULE.
Leigh Moring of the Historic Charleston Foundation will talk to us about Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. Leigh Moring is the education coordinator for Historic Charleston Foundation, where she manages K–12 educational programming in historic house museums. Find out more about Moring and her book here.