I have been blessed to work in the field of Public History for nearly two decades. I served as the curator of the visual materials collection at the South Carolina Historical Society from 2000 to 2009. During that time I authored numerous articles for Charleston Magaine covering various topics of South Carolina history. In 2006 I was co-author of the S. C. Historical Society publication "Historic South Carolina- A Pictorial History. "
In 2008 the History Press released "Charleston Curiosities: Stories of the Tragic, Heroic and Bizarre. " In 2009 my second book "The Battle of Port Royal" was published. I also wrote the essay "The Civil War at Charleston" for The City of Charleston Tour Guide Training Manual.
From 2010-2015 I served as Assistant to the Director at the Old Exchange Building, and during that time assisted with the operations of the Old Slave Mart Museum. Currently, I am the Executive Director at the Berkeley County Museum.
I have been a speaker for various organizations, and contributor at many forums, conferences, and roundtables throughout the state and has also been a licensed tour guide for the City of Charleston for close to 17 years.
A native Charlestonian, my family and I reside in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Looking forward to sharing my city with you!
A Recent Review of this guide
Michael presented a wonderful, complete, entertaining and compelling history of Charleston. The tour was presented chronologically, giving us a perfectly rounded, detailed and incredibly fun picture of Charleston, its history, it's past and its present. We highly recommend Michael and look forward to our next Charleston visit for more five star tours! Michael has the special combination of a vivacious personality, great expertise and high intelligence; he charmed us and educated us!
City Of Charleston Registered Tour Guide since 2000.
Lock, Stock and Barrel-Black Powder Weapon Training. Hosted by Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site and the Powder Magazine, June 13, 2011.
Unable to accomodate a group larger than 20 per city regulations.