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History and lunch combined

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The Powder Magazine museum and The History Press are hosting a six-week fall lunch and lecture series beginning this week.

On Thursday, author and beer enthusiast Timmons Pettigrew will tell the story of Charleston and its beers at the Powder Magazine. The lecture is $18 and includes lunch from The Griffon Tavern. You can attend the talk at either 11 a.m. or 1 p.m.

The same format, location and price will hold for other lectures in the series, which pair authors-historians with lunch from different restaurants.

On Oct. 20, Mark Jones will discuss Charleston and Jazz, with lunch from Jim n Nick's.

On Oct. 27, Bruce Orr will tell the true story of Charleston's most notorious serial killers, John & Lavina Fisher, with lunch from Dixie Supply Bakery and Cafe.

On Nov. 3, Robert Dunkerly will talk about women of the American Revolution with lunch supplied by Bocci's Italian Restaurant.

On Nov. 10, local historian and author Michael Coker will discuss the Civil War battle of Port Royal. Lunch will be from AW Shuck's.

On Nov. 17, Peg Eastman will talk about the hidden and forgotten history of Charleston with lunch provided by Tommy Condon's.

The Powder Magazine is offering tickets to the entire series for $90.

For more information, go to or call The Powder Magazine at 722-9350.

The Powder Magazine, the oldest public building in the Carolinas, is located at 79 Cumberland Street.

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