‘Charleston’s planned International African American Museum could draw more attention by creating a plaza called “Arrival Square” marking where thousands of slaves set foot into North America.
The square, suggested for near Calhoun and Concord streets, would expand the appeal and marketability of the museum, officials said, including by highlighting a former Cooper River wharf where hundreds of slaves ships are reported to have tied up.’
(for updates visit the International African American Museum page of CharlestonShines.com)
‘CHARLESTON, S.C. — The oldest library in the South — and the third-oldest in the nation — announced Friday a multi-year effort to catalog and restore thousands of rare books, many of which have survived for centuries through earthquake, war and the relentless heat and humidity of Southern summers.’
‘Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (70 acres, 28 hectares) is a historic house with gardens located on the Ashley River at 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States. It is one of the oldest plantations in the south, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house and gardens are open daily; an admission fee is charged. Magnolia Plantation is located near Charleston and directly across the Ashley River from North Charleston. Source: Article on Wikipedia
The official Website of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Gene Philips has a written a wonderful blog post that shares some of the history of the plantation and gardens – Magnificent Magnolia Plantation: By Gene Phillips
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on CharlestonShines.com