DIHS board members Lee Ann Bain and Beth Bush have singled out three local historical figures to celebrate for Women’s History Month Tuesday night. How much do you know about their three choices? Septima Poinsette Clark is by far the best known of the three. She was a seminal figure in the Civil Rights Movement. Martin Luther King referred to her as “the Mother of the Movement.” To learn more about Septima Clark...

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High Life to Spy Life…and Back!

Posted By on Mar 16, 2023

That’s part of the title of a 2017 Charleston Magazine article on Gertrude Legendre….one of the historical figures that Beth Bush and Lee Ann Bain will showcase in our March 22 DIHS program. The other two women we’ll feature, Septima Clarke and Martha Daniell Logan are both better known and probably much more significant….but neither has quite the glamorous story of Ms Legendre…aka ‘Gertie.’...

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Although our monthly programs are free and open to all, DIHS is very dependent on membership. Your membership dues are critical to support our wide range of programs…from historic markers to supporting local schools to helping restore and preserve local cemeteries. One of the ways we try to thank our dues paying members is through special members only or members get preference programs…..most recently Saturday, March 11,...

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History Is Made Daily

Posted By on Mar 9, 2023

So much of what we consider ‘history’ is composed of what were, at the time, every day events. With that in mind, history was made again with the first ringing of the bells at Daniel Island’s new Catholic church, St. Clare of Assisi. See and hear for yourself at The bells won’t ring again until May when the church opens. FROM THE...

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Robert Daniell Birthday Party

Posted By on Mar 5, 2023

JOIN US FOR ROBERT DANIELL’S 377th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! 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,...

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