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July 2018
The ”Great Shake” of August 31, 1886, was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded on the East Coast. Its epicenter...

July 2018

April 2018
Since azaleas were introduced to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, their springtime explosion has given way to boundless...

April 2018
When New York philanthropists Victor and Marjorie Nott Morawetz decided to find a winter home in 1929, they had the...

April 2018
Pouring over the history of the Charleston Teapot, one of the city’s first gourmet groceries

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

November 2017
It was anchors aweigh on November 18, 1936, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt waved good-bye to the crowd gathered on...

September 2017
“Nazis Seize N.Y. Socialite”—73 years ago this month, newspaper headlines around the world trumpeted the fate of...

August 2017
On August 21, incoming freshmen at College of Charleston will pass under the arch of Porter’s Lodge (pictured here...

August 2017
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?

June 2017
Take a dip into swimwear history via six retro suits

September 2016
Rarely viewed and never-before-seen works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, aka “Cousin Alice,” will be reunited at...

May 2015
Passion, lust, and revenge heat up the modern-day premiere of a Baroque opera last performed in the early 1650s

January 2015
40 Ideas to Better Yourself—and Your City—in 2015

February 2014

September 2013
Local art enthusiasts Michele and Mike Seekings team up with muralist Karl Beckwith Smith to update a grand 1850s...

August 2010
Living in Charleston, we often take history for granted—as if every city has cobblestone streets and a park where...

April 2010
Tennis aces raise a racket for the $700,000 purse at the 38th annual Family Circle Cup