The Letters of Queen Elizabeth I: the Humility of Power

Elizabeth I was regarded with awe by her people in her own lifetime, but she frequently communicated with her subjects as well as her fellow monarchs and counselors. Her avenues of communication were much more limited than those used by most politicians nowadays; Elizabeth only had at her disposal official written communications and public appearances. … Read more


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Letters About Literature Competition

Students can revisit their most powerful literary experiences through a contest that asks them to write a personal letter to an author and explain how his or her work changed their perspective on the world. The national Letters About Literature competition is open to students in grades 4 through 12, and submissions are being accepted … Read more

The Discovery Educational Outreach Series in Dorchester County

Dorchester Heritage Center will present monthly lectures on a variety of historical and cultural topics relevant to Dorchester County in 2023. The “Discovery Educational Outreach Series” will be led by local scholars, historians, and presenters at venues around Dorchester County to increase attendees’ awareness and knowledge of Dorchester County history and increase the community’s awareness … Read more

Now Accepting Board of Directors Nominations

South Carolina Humanities is accepting nominations to become a member of our Board of Directors. New members will begin three-year terms in November 2023. Board members initiate and develop projects, seek to make the humanities accessible statewide, and take active roles in fundraising. SC Humanities, now in its 50th year of service as our state’s humanities council, has … Read more

“Carin Bloom: Not the Most Unhappy of All Creation”

The Horry County Museum presents a first person historical interpretation on Catherine Greene by Carin Bloom on February 4th at 1 PM.  Towards the end of the American War for Independence, Catharine Littlefield Greene takes one more trip to accompany her husband to the front lines of war. Destined for the Continental Army’s camp above … Read more

Resilience and Revolution Speaker Application

To host a speaker in conjunction with your “Resilience and Revolution” display, please complete the application below. Application Instructions First Step:  Determine the dates when your community will host the exhibit by working with: Timia D. Thompson (she/her), Traveling Exhibits Program Coordinator, South Carolina State Museum Email:; phone 803.898.4990; mobile 803.629.4379 Second Step: … Read more