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RICE? Really? RICE? If that’s your reaction it’s all the more reason to come to our January DIHS meeting. DIHS VP and programming guru Chris Frisby has booked College of Charleston history prof Hayden Smith to talk about the role rice played in the early days of the Lowcountry. Join us at 7pm, Tuesday, January 15 at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive. Stay turned for more information about Dr. Smith and the...

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Chilly weather, a different day of the week and a different venue didn’t keep a full house crowd from finding our November DIHS meeting Thursday night at the DI Library. We heard a fascinating presentation by Leigh Moring of the Historic Charleston Foundation about Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene, sometimes known as the Savior of the South. Some of the interesting points Morig shared: • Approximately 25% of Charlestonians...

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WE’RE IN THE NEWS!


Posted By on Oct 24, 2018

Actually we have a strong presence in the current Daniel Island NEWS. It’s almost like DIHS co-founder Beth Bush is the editor or something 🙂 First off is an article by reporter Heath Ellison about the DIHS role in keeping island history alive. KEEPING HISTORY ALIVE And then there’s a timely look at Daniel Island cemeteries as DIHS co-founder Mike Dalhman takes Ellison on a tour the four cemeteries on the...

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A good turnout Tuesday night heard College of Charleston historian Rebecca Shumway discuss the transAtlantic slave trade, its impact on Charleston and what both of those things mean for Charleston’s new International African American Museum. She stressed that although there was obviously an economic motivation to trafficking in slaves, on both sides of the Atlantic, it can’t be considered a normal commercial activity...

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We have another great meeting coming up Tuesday, October 16.  Please join us at 7 pm at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive as College of Charleston history professor Rebecca Shumway shares insights on the TransAtlantic slave trade and Charleston’s role in it.  Dr. Shumway will also have copies of her book “Fante and the TransAtlantic Slave Trade” available for purchase at a...

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