South Carolina Historical Society Museum Announces Holiday Events Lineup

The Fireproof Building

The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) Museum invites everyone to celebrate the holiday season at the Fireproof Building this year with a lineup of festive events. From a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus to Bourbon Tasting and more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this season at the SCHS Museum. 

  • Holiday Family Pictures at the S.C. Historical Society Museum
    • Nov. 10, 14, 24; Dec. 1
    • Visit the South Carolina Historical Society Museum and they'll take your family picture in front of a historic South Carolina holiday post card that’s been blown up as a backdrop! While you explore the museum, they'll email you the picture for free - just in time for your Christmas cards.
    • The S.C. Historical Society Museum is located at 100 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston
    • For more information, click here
  • Mantel Decorating Contest at the S.C. Historical Society Museum
    • Nov. 18th
      • Interested in decorating the award-winning historic Fireproof Building for the holidays? Each participating group will decorate one of the Fireproof Building’s six mantels in hopes of being voted a “visitor favorite.”
      • Reserve your mantel today to get started!
      • For more information, email Bailey Knight at bailey.knight@schsonline.org or click here.
  • Tinsel and Tales with Santa at the S.C. Historical Society Museum
    • Dec. 7th from 10:30 am to 12 pm
    • Children can make holiday ornaments and listen to South Carolina author, Kate Salley Palmer, read her classic Christmas book, I Know Santa Very Well!
    • Guests can also visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the historic Fireproof Building and take family photos in front of a classic wintery backdrop
    • Prices are $5 per child for members, $7 per child for non-members
    • For more information, click here
  • Holiday Spirits at the Fireproof Building
    • Dec. 12th from 6 pm to 9 pm
    • Hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and Bourbon Tasting by Paddock and Whisky
      • Paddock General Manager and Owner, Chris Van Liew, will serve tastings of Paddock’s own barrel picks hand selected from Eagle Rare, Whistle Pig, and Woodford distilleries
    • RSVP by December 4th
    • Tickets are $70 for members and $75 for non-members
    • For more information, click here

The South Carolina Historical Society Museum is housed in the famed Fireproof Building, a National Historic Landmark designed by Washington Monument architect Robert Mills and constructed between 1822 and 1827. The museum features six galleries that explore the lives of individuals and provide a personal glimpse into South Carolina’s past. The displays include artifacts from the society’s collections— from an illustrated plat dated 1680 to Francis Marion’s powder horn and the 1851 edition of The Carolina Housewife.

The South Carolina Historical Society (SCHS) is the state’s oldest and largest private repository of documents, books, manuscripts and maps about South Carolina history. Founded in 1855, the SCHS is a non-profit organization with the mission to expand, preserve and make accessible its collection, and to encourage interest and pride in the rich historical legacy of South Carolina. For more information, visit: schistory.org.

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