Library architects to present designs for new St. Paul’s branch during June 12 community meeting

June 6, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will host a community meeting on Tuesday, June 12 to share information with the public about updated designs for the new St. Paul’s Branch library. Local residents overwhelmingly appr...

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 2

June 2, 2017

In our last episode, we talked about history of the Charleston park called Marion Square from the early 1700s through the American Civil War, so let’s resume the narrative with the Confederate evacuation of Charleston in February of 1865.

On th...

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CCPL announces effort to reduce plastic waste in local waterways

June 1, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) has committed to ending the distribution of single-use plastic bags at all 16 branch locations in an effort to fight marine debris that pollutes waterways and oceans. The National Marine...

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A Brief History of Marion Square, Part 1

May 26, 2017

Today we’re going to explore the history of a specific piece of property in urban Charleston called Marion Square. I’m sure most of you know the piece of land I’m talking about, but in case you’re new to the Lowcountry, we’ll begin with...

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The Life and Times of Thomas Grimball (1744–1783)

May 19, 2017

Today we’re going to travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the life story of a man who lived in the Charleston area in the eighteenth century and today is remembered by very few people. I’m talking about a man named Thomas Grimball, wh...

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CCPL to kick off 2017 Summer Reading Programs featuring events and prizes

May 16, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Charleston County Public Library (CCPL) will soon kick off its 2017 Summer Reading Programs, which run from June 1 through July 31 and feature hundreds of free events and fun prizes for participants of all ages. 

Pre-registr...

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148 Years of Bicycling In Charleston

May 12, 2017

May is National Bike month, so all across the United States bicycle advocates are staging events to raise awareness about topics like bike safety, bicycle rights and responsibilities, as well as promoting recreation on two wheels. In this era of ...

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German Palatines in Colonial Charleston

April 27, 2017

This week we’re travel back in Lowcountry history to explore the topic of Germans immigrants in the early days of our community.

Now hold on a minute—I know there are some listeners out there saying “well, I’m not really interested in Ger...

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 3

April 20, 2017

In the past two episodes we’ve focused on the “normal” legal parameters that shaped the lives of women in early South Carolina, but the legal rights and “disabilities” of  enslaved women, free women of color, and Native American women i...

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A Woman’s Progress in Early South Carolina, Part 2

April 14, 2017

In our last episode, we began to survey the rights and “disabilities” (to use an old legal term) that framed the lives of women in the first century of South Carolina.  In this episode we consider the antiquated options for marriage dissoluti...

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