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October 2018
In the fall of 1957, the College of Charleston was gearing up for what was then one of the school’s biggest social...

October 2018
The top 13 moments in the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon’s history 

September 2018
Despite the danger and boatloads of trouble that storms have unleashed upon the Holy City in the past, locals try not...

August 2018
Can you believe this mid-century vista shows the same hectic intersection of Coleman and Whilden where drivers can now...

August 2018

July 2018
On July 4, 1976, the United States had one heck of a birthday, and South Carolina didn’t miss the party

July 2018

June 2018
Some 85 years ago, downtown residents could take a dip much closer to home

June 2018
Remembering Charleston’s famous (and famously dashing) aerobatic pilot, Bevo Howard

May 2018
Contemporary artist William Halsey nurtured the city as an educator for more than 40 years. 

May 2018
A circa-1865 stereo card (below) shows the race-course club house where Union officers were imprisoned; lower-ranked...

April 2018
Since azaleas were introduced to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, their springtime explosion has given way to boundless...

April 2018
When New York philanthropists Victor and Marjorie Nott Morawetz decided to find a winter home in 1929, they had the...

March 2018
When it came to style in the 1940s, no one held a candle to Babe Paley

March 2018
Charleston newcomers once turned to “Strangers Guides” for information about the city

February 2018
During World War II, many a young person found love in an unlikely place: the Joseph Manigault House.

January 2018
On the evening of January 29, 1940, King Street’s Gloria Theatre was humming with excitement.

January 2018
Samuel F. B. Morse (yes, that Morse) was once Charleston’s most fashionable portraitist

December 2017
The charming tradition behind Ashley Hall's 93-year-old Christmas Play

December 2017
The Albert Sottile House’s cedar tree is decked annually with Christmas lights

November 2017
It was anchors aweigh on November 18, 1936, as President Franklin D. Roosevelt waved good-bye to the crowd gathered on...

November 2017
Celebrating the famed writer’s arrival on Sullivan’s Island

October 2017

September 2017
When downtown temps became too sweltering to bear, locals might even join vacationers at the magnificent New Brighton...

August 2017
On August 21, incoming freshmen at College of Charleston will pass under the arch of Porter’s Lodge (pictured here...

August 2017
What did the term "August Ladies" mean a century ago?

July 2017
The image was taken by Morton Brailsford Paine, a local photographer during the ’30s and ’40s, and the young girl...

June 2017
“The Whip” (pictured here circa-1937) at “Folly’s Playground,” a beachfront amusement park nestled between the Atlantic...

June 2017
Take a dip into swimwear history via six retro suits

May 2017
Alicia Rhett returned to her home on Tradd Street after filming to focus on her artwork, particularly portrait...