Arsenal of History: The Powder Magazine of South Carolina

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The Powder Magazine was completed circa 1713 as an arsenal to safely store munitions in the South Carolina colonial capital of Charles Town, serving continuously in defense through the 1740s and periodically until the 1820s. Rescued from destruction in 1902, the building has served as a museum for more than a century, inspiring countless other historic conservation efforts. Museum Director Alan Stello presents the story of the state's oldest public building by establishing connections between the arsenal and the significant episodes it has witnessed. Readers will enjoy an introductory look at South Carolina colonial military history while gaining an appreciation for this icon of history and preservation.
ISBN: 9781596298170
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Military
Images: 75
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7 (w) x 9 (h)
R. Alan Stello, Jr. is the director of The Powder Magazine museum in Charleston, SC. He is a licensed tour guide with the city of Charleston and previously served as Special Events Coordinator for the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon. His research interests cover a range of South Carolina history topics, from piracy to public education.
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