It was a bit different (in venue, day and cost) than our typical program but DIHS got our new programming year off to a strong start Thursday night at the Daniel Island Club. We did a dual sponsorship with The Daniel Island News Author Series presenting Dirk Smillie. He’s a former Forbes journalist and the author of the definitive Harry Frank Guggenheim biography “The Business of Tommorrow.” Smillie walked an...

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A Brief Moment in the Sun

Posted By on Sep 17, 2023

A Brief Moment in the Sun is a brilliant way to sum up the life of Francis Cardozo and in a biography with the same title, Cardozo gets his turn a century and a half later. A review of Neil Kinghan’s book in the Sunday Post & Courier sums it up well..”Pity the poor historian these days — especially those who focus on misunderstood eras and discredited personalities. They have to do justice to their topics, but also...

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Stono Ferry Battlefield

Posted By on Aug 22, 2023

The site of the Revolutionary War Stono Ferry Battlefield has been set aside for public preservation! According to the August 22 Post & Courier….”Thanks to the ongoing efforts of the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust, and support from the Charleston County Greenbelt Program, about 20 acres near the Stono River across from Johns Island will become the latest site where the public will be able to consider an important...

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That’s the topic of our October DIHS program which also marks a return to our ‘normal’ date/time/venue practices following our September event. We’ll meet at 7 pm, Tuesday, October 17 at the Church of the Holy Cross Parish Hall at 299 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, 29492 Just across the Cooper River from Daniel Island lies a place that held great significance not only to the Charleston region, but to our...

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Posted By on Aug 14, 2023

An interesting event this week at the Charleston Museum. Colonial Crafts Workshop Wednesday August 16 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Experience life for an apprentice in colonial Charleston. Learn about colonial life and clothing, examine an indenture contract, and embark on your own mini-apprenticeship with the Charleston Museum. Participants will take part in several colonial-themed crafts including (but not limited to) beeswax candle...

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Living History

Posted By on Aug 12, 2023

As school boards and state governments increasingly want to filter out information about the struggle for Black civil rights, an innovative program launched by local nonprofit Charleston Civil Rights and Civics (C3) in partnership with Kids on Point and several community leaders across the state is putting kids in the midst of history and those who made it. The teens in the program spent a week traveling to sits like Beaufort where...

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