Medical University of South Carolina: “Faults and Fractures: The Medical Response to the 1886 Charleston Earthquake” was on display from August 31, until October 31 at the MUSC Main Library. It can still be viewed online. It describes the effects of the earthquake on public health, medical institutions, and health-care professionals in Charleston. The City Hospital and Roper Hospital were so badly damaged that patients had to be moved away from the damaged buildings. Eventually, the structure housing the City Hospital was torn down and a new facility was constructed. To see the online version, go to: http://waringlibrary.musc.edu/exhibits.EarthQuake.
South Carolina State Museum: At the South Carolina State Museum, “The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886” illustrated the impact of the quake on communities across the country, national and local relief efforts, how people coped with aftershocks, and the process of rebuilding the city. Though the full exhibit should come down soon, it is available as a traveling presentation for schools, museums, and libraries. It explains how to protect lives and property against seismic disasters and how government agencies aid communities after quakes. Contact the State Museum for information on booking the panels: firstname.lastname@example.org. The exhibit is co-sponsored by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.
College of Charleston: An exhibit featuring images, poetry, and prose about the earthquake, as well as manuscript materials was presented in the display cases outside Special Collections, Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library, at the College of Charleston. Many thanks to Harlan Greene and Marie Ferrara for their work on this. Some of the images from that exhibition and others from research facilities in the area can be found at http://lowcountrydigital.library.cofc.edu/.