Events


PLEASE NOTE A DIFFERENT DAY OF THE WEEK, TIME AND VENUE FOR THIS PROGRAM! In commemoration of Black History Month, join the Daniel Island Historical Society for a special Q&A discussion with Donald O’Conner, founder and director of the Watoto Academy for the Performing Arts. This event, held in partnership with Bishop England High School, will take place just prior to Watoto’s celebration of the Harlem Renaissance at BEHS....

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Sixteenth-century European colonization forced Native groups along the Georgia coast and South Carolina Lowcountry to utilize new socio-political strategies to cope with instability brought on by accelerated change. These events ushered in what Robbie Ethridge describes as a “Shatter Zone,” an area where surviving indigenous groups were forced to adapt and redevelop cultural systems. Native groups caught in this zone faced changing...

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The Daniel Island Historical Society and the Daniel Island News Authors Series are teaming up to present Dirk Smillie, author of the definitive biography of Harry Frank Guggenheim. The.iconic inventor, investor, art patron played a key role in the Daniel Island and CainHoy communities we know today!  Please note the different day/date/time/location above.  Also, unlike our typical program, this will be a ticketed, paid...

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“LOST CHARLESTON”


Posted By on Aug 8, 2023

Guest speaker: Leigh Jones Handal   What are we missing when it comes to Charleston history? Quite literally, a lot! Charleston Tour Guide and author Leigh Jones Handal will fill in the gaps about all that is no more at the Daniel Island Historical Society’s November program as she shares fascinating information from her new book, Lost Charleston. Using classic archive images, Charleston’s greatest architectural and...

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Guest speaker: Don Campagna, History and Archives Coordinator, City of North Charleston   Just across the Cooper River from Daniel Island lies a place that held great significance not only to the Charleston region, but to our nation. From 1901 to 1996, the U.S. Navy and the Charleston Naval Shipyard were an integral part of the United States defense system, employing hundreds of thousands of people and pouring millions of dollars...

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