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Thanks to DIHS Board member Rich Dorval. He not only organized a special tour of Hopsewee Plantation for our members but he took, and sent along, some great pictures. Our members met new friends and enjoyed the beautiful grounds on the Santee River. The trip included the historic house tour, slave dwellings, a museum, Gullah program and a delightful lunch in the Tea Room. A great time was had by...

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Another New Cemetery Sign is up!


Posted By on Apr 17, 2024

We’ve put up another sign spotlighting the ongoing effort DIHS is making to help preserve and protect cemeteries here on the Island and up the Cainhoy Peninsula. The latest sign just went up at the Cainhoy Meeting House Ruins and Cemetery. For more on the sign project CLICK HERE. For more on the Old Ruins Cemetery: ANOTHER CEMETERY CONTROVERSY ON THE CAINHOY PENINSULA And for an overview of the work DIHS is doing on local...

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That’s where our Tuesday, April 16 speaker took a full house crowd at the monthly DIHS program. Our guide on the journey “Behind the Scenes: Charleston’s Fashion History” was Virginia Theerman, Curator of Historic Textiles for the Charleston Museum. Theerman walked us through how silhouettes, textiles and construction changed over the centuries in Charleston and elsewhere. One of the early stops on her tour was...

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An excellent, in depth article in the New York times…… “A quest to find living descendants of 36 enslaved people has transformed into a project that gives Black residents new clues to their ancestry, wherever it may lead. By Caroline Gutman and Emily Cochrane Photographs by Caroline Gutman Reporting from Charleston, S.C.April 11, 2024 When Edward Lee heard about a project collecting DNA from Black residents like him...

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Three events worth your time!


Posted By on Apr 7, 2024

DIHS has three events in April worth your consideration!! First up is our monthly program. At 7pm, Tuesday, April 16, the Charleston Museum’s Virginia Theerman will take us on a history tour of textiles and the stories they tell: BEHIND THE SEAMS: Exploring Charleston’s Fashion History! CLICK HERE for more. And the following Friday, April 19, board member Rich Dorval has set up a special tour for DIHS members of Hopsewee...

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