A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 1

April 7, 2017
This week we’re traveling back in Lowcountry history to talk about women. Every March we celebrate women’s history month, and in the past I’ve presented…

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The Language of Libations

March 31, 2017
Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history in search of something to drink. Time travel can make a body thirsty, you know. Let’s…

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John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 3

March 23, 2017
We’ve followed the adventures of John Laurens from his childhood in Charleston to the America siege of British-held Yorktown, and now we conclude this dramatic story by…

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John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 2

March 16, 2017
This week we continue our narrative adventure through the life of John Laurens (1754–1782), with comparisons to his portrayal in the hit musical, Hamilton.   We rejoin the story…

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John Laurens and Hamilton, Part 1

March 8, 2017
Over the past several months I’ve spoken with a number of people around Charleston, fans of the hit musical, Hamilton, who asked me what I thought…

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CCPL holds Community Meeting to share information about new James Island branch

March 7, 2017
Dozens of James Islanders attended CCPL’s Community Meeting on March 6. Nearly 40 people watched the presentation by Architect Jerry English and many asked questions…

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Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Lowcountry Rice

March 2, 2017
The cultivation of rice in early South Carolina had a tremendous impact on the development of Lowcountry culture and history.  It inspired the forced migration…

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Charleston’s First Orchestra: The St. Cecilia Society

February 23, 2017
November 2016 marked the 250th anniversary of the first concerts of the most significant musical organization in the early history of the United States—Charleston’s St.…

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Charleston Alphabet Soup

February 17, 2017
Rather than following one large topic from beginning to end, this episode offers a bowl of Charleston alphabet soup—an A-to-Z feast of 25 short biographies…

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Lowcountry Hurricane History

February 10, 2017
Hurricanes are an inescapable part of living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and our community has weathered quite a few storms over the past three…

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