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The Best Friend of Charleston: Short-Lived, Long Legacy

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in History | Comments Off on The Best Friend of Charleston: Short-Lived, Long Legacy

Learn more about one of the South Carolina State Museum’s most recognizable objects: The Best Friend of Charleston.

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Now On Display: Frederick Douglass Walking Stick

Posted by on Apr 13, 2020 in History, Museum News | Comments Off on Now On Display: Frederick Douglass Walking Stick

The museum recently acquired walking stick belonging to abolitionist, Frederick Douglass. The stick was gifted to him while visiting Charleston, S.C. in March 1888. The Douglass Walking stick is one of a kind and is now on display.

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Capturing History: Apollo 11 Splashdown

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in History | Comments Off on Capturing History: Apollo 11 Splashdown

Did you know? Two South Carolinians were involved with the recovery of Apollo spacecrafts, including Apollo 11! Learn more about their important contributions.

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South Carolina Superheroes: Septima Poinsette Clark

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in History | Comments Off on South Carolina Superheroes: Septima Poinsette Clark

Civil rights champion Septima Poinsette Clark was a real-life South Carolina Superhero. Read on to learn more about her amazing life.

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South Carolina Superheroes: Robert Smalls

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in History | Comments Off on South Carolina Superheroes: Robert Smalls

Robert Smalls is a South Carolina superhero. His life story is a real hero’s adventure of bravery and compassion.

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South Carolina Superheroes: Chadwick Boseman

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in History | Comments Off on South Carolina Superheroes: Chadwick Boseman

Chadwick Boseman is a South Carolina superhero. In films, he has fearlessly portrayed iconic African-American heroes, real and fictional.

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