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Daniel Island doesn’t have physical reminders of the Antebellum South.  There are no plantation mansions complete with slave quarters.  But slavery and its legacy do play a role in the Daniel Island of yesterday and today. Historians Anne Blessing and Joseph McGill will present “Historic Preservation and 21st century Interpretations of Slavery”  at 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 16 at Daniel Island’s Church of the...

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DIHS “MARKS” THE ISLAND!


Posted By on Dec 4, 2017

A big part of the Daniel Island Historical Society’s mission is community outreach. We do projects ranging from historical trees on the island to History Under The Stars family events. Our outreach to local schools includes things like History Trunks and the annual Philip Simmons Art Shows. One of our ongoing projects is cooperating with the Daniel Island Company to place historical markers at significant spots on the island. ...

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WE HAVE A NEW VICE PRESIDENT


Posted By on Nov 16, 2017

DIHS is pleased to announce we have a new Vice President….Chris Frisby. The primary responsibility of the VP role is scheduling programming and Chris is already hard at work nailing down speakers for January and beyond. If you have ideas or suggestions you can message Chris on our Facebook page or you can email him at dihistorysociety@gmail.com. Welcome aboard Chris! Also, a big thanks to Lee Ann Bain and Crystal Klimacwiz who...

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DUELING PROGRAM WAS FASCINATING!


Posted By on Nov 16, 2017

 We had a great program Tuesday night as Grahame Long of the Charleston Museum shared “Charleston’s Dueling Legacy.” Long walked us through the long, strange history of dueling that left Charleston, in his estimation, as the American city with the most duels. In fact, South Carolina is the only state that still has a law on the books that treats death from dueling as a crime separate from capital murder. In an...

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A ROAD TRIP WORTH THE DRIVE


Posted By on Nov 12, 2017

Nature! History! Family fun! Christmas crafts!  All this and more are just hours away at Lake Conestee Nature Park near Greenville.  Visit their website for fascinating facts and a chance to learn more about their programs.  And here’s a bit of the history the park provides:  “For early settlers to this region dams were a critical source of power for commerce. This was true along the Reedy River...

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If you think colonial Charleston was a genteel place of well mannered colonials, guess again.  Violence was woven into the local social structure.  For two centuries, Charlestonians dueled habitually, settling personal grievances with malice instead of mediation.  Learn more about this dark side of “civilized” Charleston on Tuesday, November 14 at 7 pm at Daniel Island’s Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive....

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