Eyewitnesses to General Sherman’s campaign and the burning of Columbia

General Sherman went to great lengths during the burning of Columbia, South Carolina to protect a friend whose family he had visited frequently while he was a bachelor stationed at Fort Moultrie between 1842 and 1846. The book and letters that Sherman sent to his friend along with an eyewitness account of his visits, finally … Read more

Military Diaries: Personal Accounts of WWI and the Cold War

Veteran reporter, author and USC Professor Emerita Pat McNeely presents recently edited military diaries and family histories of her husband and her father-in-law who served in the Cold War and World War I respectively. McNeely has added family pictures and additional information to both diaries to make them lasting histories. Hear about how she pulled … Read more

The Legacy Of A Common Civil War Soldier: Private T. M. Shields

Humphries authored a book using the letters her great grandfather wrote back home to his beloved wife during 1861-1865. Based on the book The Legacy of A Common Civil War Soldier, this program offers a rare glimpse of what life was really like for a Confederate soldier and his wife.

The Joys of Writing

Did you know that forty materials from twenty-eight countries go into the making of a #2 pencil? That a letter’s author owns the copyright, but the recipient owns the letter? Or that an experienced journalist is expected to produce about a thousand words per day? These questions, their answers, and a half-dozen pertinent cartoons are … Read more

Words Across the Water – Spring 2022

South Carolina State University will present a series of three interactive, virtual programs on “Words Across the Water: Writing and Discourse Across the Black Atlantic” from February 24 – April 26, 2022. SC Humanities helped support this program with a Mini Grant. “Words Across the Water” will explore the intersections where Anglophone Caribbean and African American … Read more

USO Days at the Joseph Maniagult House-350 Meeting Street Charleston, SC 29403

Veteran’s Day week explore the military history of the Joseph Manigault House during USO Days. Throughout WWII, this site was used as a United Service Organizations (USO) post, Red Cross training facility, and dormitory. While at the Joseph Manigault House – with the support of hundreds of volunteers – service members attended dinners and parties, played … Read more

Greenville Chautauqua – History Comes Alive Festival

Greenville Chautauqua’s 2021 History Comes Alive festival will be held September 3 – 12 at the Mauldin Cultural Center Outdoor Ampitheater and other venues. The festival features live performances by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters recreating the stories of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, Hedy Lamar, and Rosa Parks. This programming was supported with funding … Read more