Artifacts, Monuments & Symbols

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Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina
Barbados' Legacy In South Carolina

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The Barbadian heritage lives on in Charleston today - descendants of the slaves brought over from Barbados, and descendants of plantation owners, still currently reside in Charleston. How does...
David Drake | SC African American History Calendar
David Drake | SC African American History Calendar

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David Drake, also known as “Dave the Potter” and “Dave the Slave,” (c.1801-c.1870) was an American potter who lived in Edgefield, S.C. Dave produced alkaline-glazed stoneware jugs between the 1820s...
Darlington, Part 2 - "Our Pat" | Palmetto Places
Darlington, Part 2 - "Our Pat" | Palmetto Places

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Joanna Angle discusses the history of one of Darlington’s town treasures: The horse-drawn fire engine known as “Our Pat.” Unfortunately, some fires, even too large for "Our Pat," consumed some of...
House Chamber: State Mace | The SC State House
House Chamber: State Mace | The SC State House

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The symbol of authority in the House Chambers is the state mace. Whenever members of the House attend state occasions or events held in the Senate Chambers, the mace is always borne by the Sergeant-at...
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame
Joel Poinsett | S.C. Hall of Fame

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Joel Roberts Poinsett wore many hats in his lifetime, but is mostly known for bringing the Poinsettia Christmas Flower to the United States. He has been labeled Diplomat, Botanist and Statesman.
Dawn Corley, Charleston Silver Lady | Original SC
Dawn Corley, Charleston Silver Lady | Original SC

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A lot of South Carolina's history is handed down through generations in the form of stories or an object. For Dawn Corley, the Charleston Silver Lady, the most personal objects are that of the family...