SC History

Saving South Carolina's Constitutions

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina's Constitution of 1861 underwent a lamination preservation process.

Millions of historic documents in the U.S., from presidential papers to personal slave journals, are facing an issue apart from age: a preservation method that has backfired. The process of laminating documents between sheets of cellulose acetate film, widely practiced from...

"M" is for Marlboro County

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Marlboro County

"M" is for Marlboro County [480 square miles; population 28,818]. Marlboro County was formed in 1785 and named for the Duke of Marlborough. Its boundaries have remained virtually unchanged since then: bounded on the west by the Great Pee Dee River; on the north and...

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph

October 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph [1823-1901]. Geologist. Educator. After graduating from the University of Georgia, LeConte studied medicine in New York. Returning to Georgia, he established a medical practice in Macon. He later studied natural history at Harvard and became a...

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Johns Island Presbyterian Church Marker

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church. The Johns Island Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina. Scots minister Archibald Stobo founded the congregation in 1710.The first church, of cypress siding and shingles, was erected...

"N" is for National Guard

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for National Guard. The South Carolina National Guard evolved out of the state’s militia. In 1905 the organized militia was renamed the South Carolina National Guard and in 1916 all state militias were converted into a national reserve force. Guardsmen were activated...

"I" is for Isle of Palms

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "I" is for Isle of Palms [Charleston County; population 4,583]. For all but the last one hundred years, the Isle of Palms was uninhabited. Its palmetto jungles abounded in game and its first name was "Hunting Island" because coastal Indians hunted...

Marion County's History and Its Museum

August 22, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Marion County History

Full of beauty and history, Marion County has a little something for every visitor. The Museum of Marion County has artifacts from the time during which the building was a school and many other pieces from all around the state.

Williamsburg Historical Museum

July 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts 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

June 27, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts 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 Palmetto Scene 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 Carolina Stories
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 SCETV 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

May 30, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts 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 This Week in South Carolina 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 Palmetto Scene 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...

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