It is with both great pride and sorrow that we announce that Dr. Edwin Breeden has moved on from the Old Exchange to begin a promising new career. He left the Old Exchange and Old Slave Mart Museum in March of 2019 to work for the SC Department of Archives and History in Columbia. He contributed much to the Old Exchange’s historical interpretation, creating new panels and displays that are enjoyed by patrons to this day. We continue to be amazed by his dedication to interpreting South Carolina’s history.
We would also like to send our best wishes to two other former Old Exchange and Old Slave Mart staff members. Nathan Stewart, College of Charleston alumni and longtime docent and researcher, has recently departed to Washington D.C. to begin a promising new career there. Also Cassidy Jenks, valued docent and education assistant, has moved on to teach English online to students in China. We look forward to seeing their progress in these brand new exciting careers.
The Old Exchange continues to dedicate itself to interpreting Charleston’s history in new and exciting ways, even in the age of COVID-19. We are currently working on a new panel that highlights the Southern Campaign for the American War for Independence, as well as a new display that will highlight women’s history in South Carolina. Please stop by the Old Exchange during your next visit to Charleston!