Beef up on history of SC with lecture series

  • Saturday, January 4, 2014

The South Carolina Historical Society announces its seventh annual Winter Lecture Series, People You Should Know: Remarkable South Carolinians, 1700-1860. Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 21, this eight-week series will feature noted historians discussing the trailblazers who left an indelible mark on our state and nation.

President Andrew Jackson, Rebecca Brewton Motte and Moses Brown are a few of the noted personalities featured in this series. Please join the historical society to discuss Old Hickory’s connections to South Carolina, Mrs. Motte’s remarkable actions during the Revolutionary War and Moses Brown’s journey from slave to “city drummer” of Charleston. Connect with these stories and more at the Winter Lecture Series.

The lectures will take place Tuesday evenings, Jan. 21-March 11 from 6-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 61 Church Street in Downtown Charleston.

The lecture season pass is $85 for members and $90 for non-members. For ticket purchases and questions, please contact us online at or by phone at 843-723-3225, ext. 11.

Currently in its 158th year of collecting, preserving, and publishing the history of the Palmetto State, the South Carolina Historical Society, headquartered at the Robert Mills Fireproof Building in Charleston, is the state’s oldest historical society and one of its largest private manuscript archives. Since its founding in 1855, the society has been the guardian of South Carolina’s written past, and without its safekeeping, countless vital historic documents would have been lost. The historical society’s manuscript collection, which grows constantly with the addition of materials from 200 years ago to two weeks ago, has shaped the work of thousands of authors interested in South Carolina history. The society’s research library serves thousands of patrons annually.

For over 100 years, the society has published a quarterly scholarly journal, the South Carolina Historical Magazine. During that time, more than 1,500 articles regarding the history of the state and the genealogy of its residents have appeared within the pages of the Historical Magazine. The society also publishes a newsletter, Carologue, which is sent out quarterly to its more than 3,400 members.

Find the event online:

Contact the South Carolina Historical Society for additional information at 843-723-3225, ext. 11.


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