The South Carolina Historical Society sponsors a number of events for members and their guests throughout the year. From the South Carolina History Lecture Series and our Annual Meeting to Carolina Day and the Fall Tour, we hope you will join us!

Here are just a few of the events we have planned:

Saturday, June 28, 2014: Carolina Day

Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island on June 28, 1776. On this day forces under Colonels William Moultrie and William Thomson repelled assaults by the Royal Navy and the British Army. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, and the Palmetto Society and the South Carolina Historical Society continue the commemoration today.

Saturday, July 12, 2014: Unearthing Treasures: Tracing Your African American Ancestors

On Saturday, July 12, the South Carolina Historical Society will partner with Lowcountry Africana to host a day-long introductory seminar on tracing African American ancestry in South Carolina, showcasing the rich archival resources at the SCHS and how these can open new research windows for African American ancestry research.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014: A Conversation on the Siege of Charleston

Join us for an engaging conversation between two outstanding historians, Dr. Walter Edgar and Dr. Stephen Wise, as they discuss the Siege of Charleston.  This significant campaign would greatly influence the course of the Civil War.

Sunday, November 2, 2014: Fall Tour

Each year members of SCHS are invited to join us on tour of historic homes, sites, and churches around the state of South Carolina. Please check back frequently for updates on the 2014 tour.

Past events:

  • March 28, 2013: Book Launch: A Confederate Englishman
  • April 25, 2013: An Evening Honoring Robert Mills
  • September 28, 2013: Smithsonian Museum Day
  • October 3, 2013: Creating the Carolinas: An SC/NC Borders Talk
  • October 26, 2013: Fort Sumter Cruise & Commemoration
  • October 27, 2013: Annual Fall Tour- Cooper River Ramblings
  • November 9, 2013: Unearthing Treasures: Tracing Your African American Ancestors
  • February 8, 2014: Annual Meeting

Check back regularly for updates!

For more details about our programs, please contact Virginia Ellison at (843) 723-3225, ext. 11.