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The first public park in Charleston, White Point Garden, existed long before my birth (the first part of the public park was created around 1837). Of course, growing up I never referred to the park as “White Point Garden”; to me, it was always “the Battery,” which included not just the park but also the raised seawall or “High Battery” and the connecting lower seawall on Murray Boulevard known as “Low Battery.”

In 1670, when the English ship “The Carolina” sailed into the harbor and up the Ashley River to what would become the first settlement of Charles Town, the tip of the peninsula was covered in white oyster shells and so ...

Come celebrate "Vision is Art!"

Please join us at Operation Sight’s “Vision Is Art” reception on Wednesday, March 29th, and enjoy beautiful artwork for sale, hors d’oeuvres, libations, and learn more about the organizations efforts to restore the vision and improve the lives of low-income, uninsured South Carolina residents by providing cataract surgery at no cost.

Operation Sight is the area’s only nonprofit to offer free cataract surgery (pre- and postoperative care). Operation Sight uses donated services of volunteer cataract surgeons in the Charleston area, including ...

Located at 122 East Bay Street and completed around 1771, the Old Exchange Building is one of the most historically important colonial buildings in the United States.

The site itself reeks of history, having hosted the half-moon battery which was part of the brick seawall built in Charles Town in the 1680’s (the city’s name was later changed to “Charleston” when the city was incorporated in 1783). This site housed the “Court of Guard” where the infamous Stede Bonnet and his fellow pirates, captured by Colonel William Rhett, were imprisoned during their trial and until their hanging in 1718.

Charleston is a city rich in history and culture. So many exciting things happen over the years and sometimes it is just fun to look back and remember, or for some, experience for the first time something you may have missed but wished you hadn't. I remember speaking with a friend who was a part of documenting the process of the construction of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge. It is hard to really understand the scale and fathom all the minute details and pieces that had to come together which is partly why it was featured on the TV show Extreme Engineering.

Many locals as well as visitors from all over the states as well as...

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