Posted By on Mar 1, 2021

Our friends at the Charleston Museum have a full schedule of related events….. March 6 – Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House March 7 – Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House March 13 -Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington House March 14 -Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House March 20 – Women’s History Tour at the Heyward-Washington...

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To many of us, Clements Ferry Road is a traffic jam and a construction cone obstacle course.  But the road has a long and important role in local history. A recent Post & Courier article talked about that role…” During the Revolutionary War, the road was used by patriot Francis Marion and British Gen. Charles Cornwallis as the two rivals moved troops and supplies up and down the peninsula. “What we know today as Clements...

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Posted By on Feb 26, 2021

Despite weeks of protest, Cainhoy’s “Meeting Tree”, an estimated 300 year old live oak, was cut down Feb 8 as part of the widening of Clements Ferry Road. To see the story in the Daniel Island News CLICK HERE Zach Giroux….The Daniel Island News

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Posted By on Feb 25, 2021

As part of it’s weekly flashback to items in the paper 15, 10 and 5 years ago, this week’s edition of the DANIEL ISLAND NEWS mentions a piece on a Lesesne family member coming to the Island as a teacher at Bishop England…and rediscovering his family legacy. Here’s a link to the original 2006 article CLICK HERE For more on the Lesesne Family Cemetery….and the other three cemeteries on the Island CLICK...

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Posted By on Feb 22, 2021

Have you ever heard of Omar Ibn Said? Many (most?) of us haven’t. Charleston’s Spoleto Festival, for the second year in a row, has postponed the world premier of an opera based on his life due to logistical challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. To see the Post & Courier article on the postponement CLICK HERE (If you’re not a P&C subscriber you’ll hit a paywall.) The Spoleto Festival website has a...

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Posted By on Feb 19, 2021

The post-civil war Reconstruction period (1865-1877) was a fleeting glimpse of freedom for Black Americans before a national political deal stopped the progress and permitted the introduction of racist laws and the Jim Crow era. To learn more about Reconstruction, CLICK HERE A prime example right here in Charleston….a Black man, born free, rose to serve in Congress and as Lt. Governor only to die as a street sweeper. In 1870,...

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