Our Founding Father: Charles Pinckney

The 1828 Lowcountry cottage standing on the site of Pinckney’s plantation house includes a visitor center, museum and gift shop

George Washington ate here. “I must apologize for asking you to call at a place so indifferently furnished and where your fare will be entirely that of a farm,” wrote Charles Pinckney in his 1791 invitation to the president. Washington stopped at Pinckney’s farm during his tour of the South, before continuing to Charleston, where he met with the proprietor – a man he knew … [Read more...]

Our Village Library, Mount Pleasant

Village Library, Old Village, Whilden Street, Mount Pleasant, SC

Similar to others nation-wide, the first library in Mount Pleasant was started by a group of women as a lending room. The King’s Daughters operated it out of their hall on Whilden Street in what is now known as the Old Village. The first official Mount Pleasant Library opened on June 19, 1931, as a branch of the Charleston Free Library. It was housed in a small one-room … [Read more...]