SC History

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Local by Tabitha Safdi
Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back...

Matthew Perry Jr | SC Hall of Fame

October 26, 2017 - Posted in History by Jackie Johnson
Matthew Perry Jr

Matthew J. Perry, was Born in Columbia, South Carolina in 1921. Perry, who excelled academically, attended local segregated schools and started college, at historically black South Carolina State College, located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, studying business. He served...

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed | ETV Shorts

October 24, 2017 - Posted in Business by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center | ETV Shorts

October 17, 2017 - Posted in Local by T. Safdi
Elloree Heritage Museum

The Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is a 10,000 square foot building in downtown Elloree that features many artifacts and showcases the history of the town over many decades.

Marion County's History and Its Museum | ETV Shorts

August 22, 2017 - Posted in Local 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.

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...

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