SC History

John R. Heller | SC Hall of Fame

July 27, 2017 - Posted in History
John Heller

John Roderick Heller was born in Fair Play, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Clemson College and Emory University Medical School. In 1943, Dr. Heller was appointed chief of the U.S. Public Health Service’s venereal disease division. In 1948, he was named Director of the...

Gen William Moultrie | SC Hall of Fame

July 20, 2017 - Posted in History
Gen Moultrie

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, William Moultrie (1785-1787) is known for his leadership during the American Revolutionary War. He defended the city of Charleston from British attack in 1776, and Fort Moultrie on Sullivan’s Island was named for him. He contributed the...

Williamsburg Historical Museum | ETV Shorts

July 17, 2017 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Williamsburg Historical Museum

Located in downtown Kingstree, the Williamsburg Historical Museum offers guests a chance to see antique china, early maps and even a dug-canoe. The museum also has the County Record newspaper on microfilm from 1897-1975.

Hopewell Plantation | ETV Shorts

June 27, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Hopewell Plantation

Hopewell Plantation, pioneer home of General Andrew Pickens, was built in 1785 and later added on to by the General. The grounds of the home are open to the public, while the home is currently being preserved and restored.

Groundbreaking Historical Marker Installed in York, SC

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
Liberian Migration Marker in York, SC

Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York County, South Carolina , has a history that not many people know about. Allison Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor, Sam McGregor , explains, “It’s the greatest story of African American liberation that’s never been told…that centered...

R is for Rice

June 9, 2017 - Posted in Culture
Rice plantation

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

Fort Jackson's History in New Documentary

June 8, 2017 - Posted in Culture by Glenn Rawls
Soldiers at Fort Jackson

“Victory Starts Here: Fort Jackson Centennial” is a celebration of the 100 th anniversary of Fort Jackson. Archival material and interviews with Fort Jackson leaders, historians and community leaders provide a look back at the history and important milestones of the U.S...

Town of Gray Court | ETV Shorts

May 30, 2017 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Town of Gray Court

Located in the northwest corner of Laurens County, the town of Gray Court is full of many historic homes and churches. The town offers history buffs a chance to walk through a pioneer village and experience what life was like in the early 1800s.

Former Sen. Fritz Hollings Statue Dedication Ceremony

April 21, 2017 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Former Vice President Joe Biden.

On April 17, 2017, the statue dedication ceremony for former U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.) was held at the Waring Judicial Center Garden in Charleston, South Carolina. View the full video of the ceremony or fast forward to the speakers, according to the following time...

Sights and Sounds: Tartan Day South

April 14, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Park
men in kilts with tartan day south sign

Tartan Day South is an annual celebration of Celtic heritage that recognizes the history and impact of the Scots, Irish, Welsh and Scots-Irish have had on the Columbia region. Hosted at the Historic Columbia Speedway, there are classic highland athletics, music, food and...

Mary Boykin Chestnut | SC Hall of Fame

March 9, 2017 - Posted in History
Mary Boykin Chestnut

5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Chestnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details the events surrounding Chestnut’s life and her contributions to South...

Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr. | SC Hall of Fame

February 23, 2017 - Posted in History
Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden, Jr.

Inducted into the South Carolina Hall Of Fame, Charles Bolden, Jr. flew on four historic Space Shuttle missions in the 1980's and 90's, and became the first African-American to lead NASA as NASA Administrator.

Segregated Marine Says, "You can't get enough education"

February 20, 2017 - Posted in Local by Kaitlyn Cannon
B.S Plair at Hermon Presbyterian Church in Rock Hill, SC.

B.S. Plair of Rock Hill, South Carolina, served for the Montford Point Marines in 1945, until he was honorably discharged in 1946. The Montford Point Marines were based in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina , and were the first African American Marines to serve in the military,...

South Carolina's Important Role in African American History

February 20, 2017 - Posted in Local by P.A. Bennett
African-American History

February is African American History Month. Some may ask “Why celebrate African American history...isn’t that American history?” Absolutely, but unfortunately, for hundreds of years, much of the history related to those of African descent was either totally ignored or...

Postcard From the Past Mobilizes a Columbia Historic Church to Restoration

February 16, 2017 - Posted in Local by K. Park and T. Safdi
Ebenezer Lutheran Church

“We’re excited to be a part of history today,” said Jane George Holmes. Holmes is a member of Ebenezer Lutheran Church, which saw an exciting addition of two new cupolas to its storied chapel on Monday, February 6. Construction crews readied cranes to hoist the cupolas into...

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