Calendar of Events

Gov. Robert Daniell’s 377th Birthday Bash @ Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Don’t miss the Daniel Island Historical Society’s tribute to our island’s namesake – Gov. Robert Daniell! We will be celebrating his 377th birthday along with his British heritage at this very special event. Get ready for a jolly good time! Join us for cake, treats and refreshments – including a cup of tea, of course! Plus, we’ll have a fun photo booth, storytelling about Gov. Daniell from local author Peg Eastman, a nautical activity for the kids, prizes and more. All ages welcome. 

Tickets to this event are $10 for DIHS members, $15 for non-members, or $50 for a family of five of more. Click on the link below to get your tickets! Deadline to purchase tickets: Friday, April 14.

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“The Barbados and Carolinas Model – Shared Influences” @ Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall
May 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Daniel Island Historical Society as we unpack fascinating new chapters about the Barbados-Carolinas connection. Our island’s namesake Robert Daniell, born in England in 1646, was a captain of ships that travelled between London, Barbados and Charles Towne before settling on Daniel Island. Guest speaker Rhoda Green will explore the “Barbados Model” constructed in Barbados by the British and then transported elsewhere. This model was effectively utilized and produced massive wealth for both Barbados and the Carolinas. We’re familiar with the names, portraits, and images of many early settlers who settled in Barbados and Charleston. But we are unfamiliar with the enslaved who made the “Barbados Model” work, while being the ones the model was constructed to maintain and constrain. Green will give us all a new vantage point to expand on our shared story.