Carolina Stories

Bubba the Ghost

October 23, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by William Richardson
Bubba the Ghost

This is the story of Bubba the Ghost from the S.C. State Museum. Purchase the entire Carolina Stories Ghosts and Legends collection at the etvstore.org

U Is for UFO Welcome Center

October 20, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
UFO image from old film

U is for the UFO Welcome Center that put Bowman, South Carolina, on the map. This rare roadside attraction built by Jody Pendarvis has seen better days, but it stands as a monument to the man who believed that aliens would one day make a stop in small-town South Carolina.

T is for Textile Mills

July 7, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Textile Mils

Let's look at a brief history and the importance of textile mills in South Carolina.

S is for Sweetgrass Baskets

June 23, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Basketmaker weaving sweetgrass basket

Basketmaker Vera Manigault talks about the history and culture of Sweetgrass baskets.

S is for Shag

June 16, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Couples dancing the shag

The Shag is the state dance of South Carolina. Do you know how to Shag?

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Rice plantation

Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills talks about the history of rice in South Carolina.

P is for Palmetto Tree

June 2, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Palmetto tree ready for screenprinting

Chip Prezioso, President of Palmetto Promotions, talks about why the Palmetto is the state tree of South Carolina.

Q is for BBQ

May 26, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Cook preparing BBQ

Lake High, Jr., President of the South Carolina BBQ Association explains the four different types of BBQ found in South Carolina. Which is your favorite?

O is for Opera House

May 19, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Newberry Opera House

The Newberry Opera House is located in Newberry, South Carolina.

O is for Oconee Bells

May 12, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Oconee Bells

Clemson University Biology Professor Patrick McMillan talks about this amazing plant that grows mostly in upstate South Carolina.

N is for Native American

May 5, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
Native American regalia

South Carolina is home to eleven Native American tribes. Can you name them all? You can view more in the Knowitall.org Native American Heritage Collection .

M is for Myrtle Beach

April 28, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
M is for Myrtle Beach

Kimberly Miles with the Myrtle Beach area Chamber of Commerce talks about this wonderful vacation destination.

L is for Lighthouse

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories
L is for Lighthouse

Al Hitchcock talks about the history and preservation efforts of the Morris Island lighthouse.

Wendy Allen on Hobcaw Research

April 21, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Wendy Allen

In 1956 Bernard Baruch signed over all of Hobcaw Barony to his daughter, Belle. Belle died in 1964, leaving Hobcaw "for the purpose of teaching and/or research in forestry, marine biology, and the care and propagation of wild life and flora and fauna in South Carolina."...

Food Historian Michael Twitty Discusses Origins of Lowcountry Cuisine

April 19, 2017 - Posted in Carolina Stories by Betsy Newman
Michael Twitty

Culinary adaptations transformed traditional African dishes into a unique, new creolized cuisine, influenced by European and Native American traditions, and characteristic of Gullah culture. Foodways of the South Carolina Lowcountry reach back to the region’s earliest...

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