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South Carolina Led the Way


Posted By on Nov 22, 2022

We have a sprinkling of South Carolina natives among the DIHS membership, but it’s safe to say most of us are from “off”. And whether you’re from Ohio or California, odds are the start of the Civil War was just another dry factlet in your American History courses at school. There’s a chance coming up December 1 to learn more about South Carolina’s leading role in this pivotal moment of history...

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As Thanksgiving gets closer, have you wondered about Thanksgiving in Colonial Charleston? Fortunately, the Charleston County Public Library’s Charleston Time Machine comes to the rescue. “It’s Thanksgiving season again, and for most people that means a day of rest, relaxation, and feasting with close friends and family. As a historian working in an old city, I have learned that Thanksgiving also includes at least ten...

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Don’t miss this meaningful Wreaths Across America Ceremony, featuring the Philip Simmons HIgh School Color & Honor Guard, at the Old Ruins/McDowell Cemetery in Cainhoy on Saturday, Dec. 17 at noon. Make plans to attend or check out the link for information on how you can donate a wreath! bit.ly/3EMwwjY

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Cainhoy’s Old Ruins Cemetery dates back to the 1690s. But as a 2018 article in the Daniel Island News states…preservation efforts pose a “Grave Situation”. CLICK HERE. Amid the explosive commercial and residential developments along Clement’s Ferry Road, that preservation battle continues, led by Cainhoy activist MaeRe Skinner. Skinner says she’s been helping take care of the cemetery as long as she...

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November Meeting a Huge Success!


Posted By on Nov 15, 2022

A dynamic speaker. A terrific topic. A huge audience (we had to set up more chairs twice!), How often to you get to learn a lot about history while you’re also laughing? That’s the combination Michael Heitzler brought to his Tuesday, November 15 presentation “The Goose Creek Men: Founding Fathers of the Deep South”. Heitzler, a local historian and former Mayor of Goose Creek walked the crowd through the...

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Battle of Camden Reenactment Saturday, November 12, 2022  10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Sunday, November 13, 2022  10:00 AM – 3:00 PM  Don’t miss one of the largest force-on-force American Revolution reenactment events in America this weekend in Camden. Join the Southern Campaign 1780 along with hundreds of Crown and Patriot reenactors, (with full-scale battles each day at 1:00 pm), 18th C....

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