Calendar of Events

“RAISING REVOLUTIONARIES: Eliza Lucas Pinckney and Her Sons” @ Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join the Daniel Island Historical Society as we spotlight Eliza Lucas Pinckney and two of her children for Women’s History Month in March! In some ways, Eliza Lucas Pinckney has come to overshadow her sons. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney was a signer of the Constitution and Thomas Pinckney was Governor of South Carolina and the first U.S. Minister to the Court of St. James. Our guest speaker Faye Jensen, chief executive officer of the South Carolina Historical Society, will draw from the Society’s collection of Pinckney Family papers to focus on Eliza’s parenting style and her relationship with her sons. 

Some of the reasons why Eliza Lucas Pinckney is so interesting.

Have you visited the nearby Charles Pinckney National Historic site?

Faye Jensen, Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Historical Society

BEHIND THE SEAMS: Exploring Charleston’s Fashion History @ Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Our guest speaker will be Virginia Theerman, Curator of Historic Textiles for the Charleston Museum.  Here’s a link to the Museum’s current textile exhibit:

Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman from The Charleston Museum will share highlights from their nearly 10,000 piece costume and textile collection. Through individual objects worn by both the notable and the unknown in our city’s history, Theerman will speak about the evolution of garments and styles from the Colonial era to the present.


We will also have cake and refreshments to celebrate Robert Daniell’s birthday!

Happy Birthday Robert Daniell!

Virginia Theerman
Curator of Historic Textiles


We do plan to include cake and refreshments in celebration of Robert Daniell’s Birthday! 

DIHS Members Special Tour of Hopsewee Plantation @ Hopsewee Plantation
Apr 19 @ 9:15 am – 1:15 pm

The Lowcountry is renowned for plantation tours….Middleton, Drayton, Boone Hall, Magnolia and more. But right up the road in Georgetown is another adventure you may want to consider. And we’re going to make it easy for DIHS members.   

DIHS board member Rich Dorval has worked with Hopsewee Plantation to put together what sounds like a fascinating experience ranging from first hand history to first class food!

Friday, April 19th 2024 @ 9:45am – 1:15pm

The cost? $54 per person. You must register directly with Hopsewee at Click here to register for April 19, 2024 Daniel Island Historical Society Hopsewee Visit

It’s impossible to predict but mid April weather is usually terrific making this journey into history all the more a pleasant adventure. Please join us!

Participants will meet at: 494 Hopsewee Rd, Georgetown, SC 29440. Please plan on 55 minutes travel time and arrival at 9:45am. Rich Dorval will be part of the tour group and on hand for any issues that arise.

STORIES FROM THE UNDERGROUND: The Churchyards of Charleston @ Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Those laid to rest in Charleston’s old burial grounds have much to tell when it comes to Holy City history! Join us as we welcome guest speaker Patrick Harwood, author of “Stories from the Underground: The Churchyards of Charleston” on Tuesday, May 21, from 7-8pm at Church of the Holy Cross, 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island. Mr. Harwood will discuss his book and the treasure trove of stories he details inside its pages. The author is an experienced “taphophile” who has written two previous Charleston cemetery books and taught a course at the College of Charleston for five years titled ‘Beyond the Grave: What Old Cemeteries Tell and Teach the Living.”

Patrick Harwood