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Celebrate Charleston Food and Wine: enjoy Mock Turtle Soup

“HOW MUCH AM I OFFERED FOR THIS GOOD COOK? SHE IS AN EXCELLENT COOK:CAN MAKE THREE KINDS OF MOCK TURTLE SOUP FROM BEEF, FOWLS OR FISH” The above is an excerpt from the Charleston Courier on March 22, 1865 recounting the Freedmen’s Jubilee Parade, which featured a black man on a float with a woman…

Learn Why I Never Joined The Hibernian Society — Happy St Patrick’s Day

This being the season for the “Wearing of the Green” I thought I might take this time to wish my readers a Happy St Patrick’s Day and relate to you the story behind why I didn’t join the Hibernian Society.   Hibernian Society Hall ,1840 Of course, the Irish are famous for blarney, so, in…

Things to do in Charleston – The Tall Ships Are Here

What a beautiful weekend we have for tall ships! Charleston is the official port of the Tall Ships Challenge this year and more than a dozen ships from around the world are in port this weekend. Today at 1 PM the tall ships will parade in Charleston Harbor, and their will be boardings and sailing…