Forgotten Founders

Posted By on Jul 4, 2022

Time Magazine has a fascinating article on what they call The Forgotten Founders….12 Unsung Figures Who Helped Build America. “Every year, Americans get the day off and set off fireworks to celebrate Independence Day, the day in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was printed (though the Continental Congress voted on the resolution declaring independence from Britain two days earlier.) While Founding Fathers behind...

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4th of July Fireworks!

Posted By on Jul 3, 2022

Fireworks behind statue of liberty Where to watch 4th of July fireworks in the Charleston area…. North Charleston 4th of July Festival…/4th-of-july-festival/ Location: Riverfront Park Start Time: 5 PM Patriots Point Fireworks Blast…/annual-4th-of-july…/ Location: Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum Start Time: 6 PM Fabulous Fourth in the...

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Tours for both historic houses are on the half hour from 10 am to 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. July 6 – Kid Tours: Things That Go Boom! July 8 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson July 13 – Kid Tours: Charleston in Sports July 15 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson July 20 – Kid Tours:...

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Time For Some Common Sense

Posted By on Jun 30, 2022

If you are keeping up with the news, you realize history is being rewritten every day! So maybe it’s time for a bit of reflection and Common Sense! The Guilder Lehrman Institute has an event coming up to help you do just that! INSIDE THE VAULT Thomas Paine’s Common Sense Please join us for Inside the Vault on July 7 at 7 pm ET. Our curators will discuss Thomas Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense with Eric Slauter, Associate Professor...

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Denmark Vesey Bicentenary

Posted By on Jun 27, 2022

Denmark Vesey BicentenaryThis July the Charleston Gaillard Center, Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and the International African American Museum (IAAM) are partnering to mark the bicentenary of freedom fighter Denmark Vesey’s planned uprising to free the enslaved people of Charleston through three days of free and paid cultural performances and conversations.Events include a panel discussion with W. Kamau Bell,...

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Marking Adopted Live Oaks

Posted By on Jun 25, 2022

Folks who adopt one of Daniel Island’s magnificent live oaks get an official certificate but, until now, there’s been no “on the ground” recognition. That’s in the process of changing this week as Beth Bush and Adoption Program coordinator Mark Haebig are marking adopted live oaks with signs like these in Smythe Park. They have a LOT more markers to put up, but, hey, it’s barely reaching 100 degrees...

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