2013 Winter Lecture Series

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In 2013, the South Carolina Historical Society will present its sixth annual Winter Lecture series, South Carolina: First and Foremost. The series will focus on some of the South Carolina milestones that were first of their kind in the United States or the world. Beginning Tuesday, January 22, the eight week lecture series, held at Charleston’s First Baptist Church, will cover the state’s landmark achievements. Noted historians will discuss the trailblazers who left an indelible mark and the events that shaped us all.

Lectures will run from 6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Date Speaker Topic
January 22 Dr. Constance Schulz

“Like Mother, like Daughter? A New Look at Eliza Lucas Pinckney and her Daughter, Harriott Pinckney Horry”


January 29 Dr. Dale Rosengarten

“Port Jews & Plantation Jews: Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina”


February 5 Mr. Tracey Todd

“Henry Middleton: First South Carolinian to Lead the Nation”


February 12 Dr. Faye Jensen

“From Scotland to Aiken: The Evolution of Golf in South Carolina”


February 19 Dr. Rodger Stroup & Bishop Andrew Waldo

“South Carolina Railroads: First for a Change”


February 26 Mr. Randy Burbage

“The History, Recovery, and Preservation of the Confederate Submarine HL Hunley”


March 5 Mr. Steve Hoffius

“When South Carolina Was an Armed Camp: An Inside View of Reconstruction”


March 12 Mr. Harlan Greene “Porgy and Bess”