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Explore Military History
Just in time for Memorial Day, we want to introduce or re-introduce the SCETV Military Collection. The collection offers a historical look at past wars and spotlights service men and women who have made great sacrifices for their country and fellow Americans.
On-demand content has been provided from SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio for World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.
Some additional highlights include new content from Digital Studios.
Check out virtual reality (VR) tours of some of South Carolina’s historical military sites.
- H.L. Hunley Museum - The H.L. Hunley submarine made history during the American Civil War when she became the first submarine to sink an enemy ship in combat
- Powder Magazine - Completed by 1713, The Powder Magazine is the oldest governmental building in South Carolina. This facility was used as an arsenal from 1713 - 1748 to defend the colony from the Spanish, French, pirates, slave rebellion and native attacks.
- S.C. Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum - When visitors enter Columbia's oldest museum, they will uncover the state's military history from the Revolutionary War to the present War on Terror.
- USS Yorktown at Patriot's Point - USS Yorktown (CV-10) was an Essex-class aircraft carrier that served with the US Navy in World War II and the Vietnam War. Today, the ship, is a floating military museum located at Patriot's Point in Charleston, SC.
History in a Nutshell
Getting its start on Knowitall.org, "History In A Nutshell" is a series of videos which explains historical events in a short, straightforward, and somewhat quirky manner.
- Episode 1: World War I - Learn about World War I, how the war started, the U.S.' involvement, fighting the war, and the aftermath with the Treaty of Versailles.
- Episode 5: French and Indian War, Part 1 and Part 2 - The French and Indian War played a significant role in shaping North America as we know it today.
World War I Symposium - Lander University
Time of Tradition and Transition: A Symposium on the South and World War I
In March 2019, Lander University hosted a World War I Symposium in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Great War. Bringing together accomplished historians and local citizens the symposium set out to explain how WWI affected the South’s culture, economy, and politics.
Included in this series are interviews with the following experts:
- Dr. Angela Jill Cooley - Associate Professor of History at Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Dr. Matthew L. Downs - Associate Professor of History at the University of Mobile
- Dr. M. Ryan Floyd - Associate Professor of History at Lander University
- Dr. Fritz P. Hamer - Curator of History and Archivist at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum
- Dr. Courtney Tollison Hartness - Assistant Professor of History at Furman University
- Dr. Lucas McMillan - Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at Lander University
- Dr. Kathryn M. Silva - Assistant Professor of history at Claflin University
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