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S. C. Historical Society: Telling the Stories of All South Carolinians

The Fireproof Building, designed by Robert Mills (1822-27), home of the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC.
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The Fireproof Building, designed by Robert Mills (1822-27), home of the South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, SC.

The South Carolina Historical Society’s headquarters in downtown Charleston, SC, the historic "Fireproof Building," is undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, with plans to re-open in summer 2018. While continuing to be the headquarters for the SC Historical Society, the building will also house a museum of South Carolina history.

The Society intends to use the new exhibit space to “tell the story of the entire state, reveal the important role South Carolina played in the nation's past, include personal stories of all South Carolinians in all walks of life, and to create an exhibit that inspires visitors to learn more.” Walter Edgar talks with the Society’s Executive Director, Faye Jensen, and board member Lawrence Frtiz, about the project, the history of the Society, and its unique, historical archive.

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Dr. Walter Edgar has two programs on South Carolina Public Radio: Walter Edgar's Journal, and South Carolina from A to Z. Dr. Edgar receivedhisA.B.degreefromDavidson College in 1965 and his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1969. After two years in the army (including a tour of duty in Vietnam), he returned to USC as a post-doctoral fellow of the National Archives, assigned to the Papers of Henry Laurens.