Stormy Times Ahead: Voices of Secession – Exhibit

The South Carolina Historical Society will feature a special exhibit titled Stormy Times Ahead: Voices of Secession from September 25 – December 20, 2010. The exhibit will be on display at The Fireproof Building at 100 Meeting Street in Charleston, SC and information about the exhibit content will also be sent to teachers around the state for use in the classroom. SC Humanities supported this project through a Major Grant in September 2009.


Stormy Times Ahead: Voices of Secession is a multi-media exhibit that uses items from the Society's collections to tell the story of this crucial time in our nation's history. Maps, photographs, diaries, and letters compliment the original Secession Banner (also on display) to depict the controversy and emotion surrounding the Secession Crisis.


The exhibit will be open and free to the public during Charleston's Museum Mile Weekend, September 25 and 26, 2010. Tours will be given at the top of the hour from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 25, and 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 26. After the Museum Mile weekend, tours will be given on Mondays from October 4 – December 13, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. by Dr. Faye Jensen, Executive Director of the SC Historical Society, and are $5 per person.

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The mission of SC Humanities is to enrich the cultural and intellectual lives of all South Carolinians. SC Humanities programs and initiatives are balanced, reflecting sensitivity to the diversity of ideas, encourage open dialogue, demonstrate integrity, and are ethical in operations.

Image: Secession Banner, from the South Carolina Historical Society Collections. The Secession Banner hung over a table on which the Ordinance of Secession was signed in Charleston in 1860.