The Gibbes Museum of Art is the home of the Carolina Art Association, an organization dedicated to the cultivation of the arts and art education in Charleston since its inception in 1858. Read the Entry »

Most of Gillisonville proper, including the courthouse, was burned by Union troops in January 1865. According to tradition, the Baptist church was undamaged because troops sheltered themselves and their horses there. Read the Entry »

Until 1869 South Carolina never furnished its executive officer with a residence. Governors used their private homes to serve as the seat of the state’s executive office. Read the Entry »

The impressive architectural display of Hampton’s mansion was financed with profits created by the intensive cultivation of rice, the lowcountry’s basis of wealth. Read the Entry »

As the Hampton family’s wealth increased, so too did the grandeur of their urban estate. Read the Entry »

The one-and-one-half-story house is distinguished by two substantial exterior end chimneys, a gambrel roof with a nearly flat upper section, and cypress framing and woodwork. Read the Entry »

From 1934 to 1936 Hemphill was headquartered in Columbia, where he supervised several New Deal projects, among them the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), in which he produced measured drawings of Robert Mills’s Ainsley Hall House. Read the Entry »

Excavations by the Charleston Museum revealed the houses, activities, and artifacts of the Milners, the Heywards, the antebellum owners, and the enslaved African American occupants. The house was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1970. Read the Entry »

In addition to hosting countless Hibernian society functions, including the annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet, the hall has been used for other major social events, most notably the January Ball of the St. Cecilia Society, Charleston’s oldest and most exclusive social function. Read the Entry »

In 1958 HCF was the first preservation group in the country to establish a revolving fund for the purchase and restoration of historic properties. Read the Entry »