The Evolution of Charleston’s Name

August 9, 2019

To commemorate the 236th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Charleston, let’s take a close look at the legal document that defined the new municipality. Our focus isn’t politics or policy, however, but spelling. The city’s 1783 ...

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The Charleston Baseball Riots of 1869, Part 2

August 2, 2019

Reeling from embarrassment after rioting spoiled an afternoon of baseball on Citadel Green, the divided people of Charleston anxiously prepared for a rematch against the Savannah Base Ball Club in August of 1869. The mayor’s show of force inflam...

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The Charleston Baseball Riots of 1869

July 26, 2019

Baseball was young and a novelty across the nation in the summer of 1869. Charlestonians had only recently embraced the game, which provided a relaxing way to escape the city’s oppressively tense political climate. When sport, music, and racial ...

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Tech Team’s Top Ten for Summer

July 23, 2019

Summer is here, and the Tech Team has some free, popular apps to help you make the most of those hot summer days! Whether that includes vacations to faraway places, or just lounging by the pool at home, these apps will help you have fun, learn som...

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The Velocipede Invasion of 1869

July 19, 2019

During the first half of 1869, the people of Charleston swooned rapturously over the arrival of the latest mechanical sensation called the velocipede. This precursor to the modern bicycle was heralded locally and around the globe as a revolution i...

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Policing Charleston during Queen Anne’s War, 1702-1713

July 12, 2019

In a short span of time during an international war, the South Carolina legislature enacted a succession of laws related to the policing of urban Charleston. It was a confusing period of law enforcement experimentation during a crucial era in the ...

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Explore the rich blue history of indigo with these CCPL programs

July 12, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Indigo is an art, a science, and a significant part of Charleston’s local history. This summer, CCPL is offering a comprehensive series of indigo programs, including hands-on indigo dye classes, historical lectures and book d...

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Declaring Independence in 1776 Charleston

July 5, 2019

On the Fourth of July, our nation commemorates the anniversary of the ratification of the fundamental document in the long history of the United States. On that date in 1776, our Continental Congress, a loose confederation of “united colonies”...

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'Mission Control, we're spending July in space!' Join CCPL on a space adventure this month

July 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Spend your July in orbit with Charleston County Public Library! As we get ready for the 50th anniversary celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we've lined up a ton of great events for kids, teens, and families. Whether you ...

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Black Refractions at the Gibbes Museum

July 2, 2019

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Showcasing works from The Studio Museum in Harlem, this traveling exhibition at the Gibbes Museum brings the full breadth of the museum’s unparalleled permanent collection to Charleston. Rather than aiming to construct a sing...

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