The Charleston Museum’s new fashion exhibition, Fashion Flashback, 1920s-1960s: Five Decades of Style that Changed America will run from January 12 through May 10, 2015 in the Historic Textiles Gallery. This will be a journey back through time with a decade-by-decade look at clothing styles, beginning with an exploration of the hip 1960s and working backward to the swinging 1920s. Women’s and men’s clothing and accessories will be displayed, offering a light-hearted look at fifty years of fashion.
The final installation in our commemoration for the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. This exhibit, which will be featured in our Lobby Gallery from September 5, 2014 to February 1, 2015, is a collection of illustrated newspapers, copy books, diaries, and letters encompassing the time period 1860-1865.
These materials will allow you to experience the emotions and opinions expressed by the people of Charleston during the War from varying perspectives. In reading the original words, one is able to feel the energy of the City as it goes from excited and eager to deflated and defeated. You'll regret the day you ever done it. (a direct quote excerpted from one of our displayed articles) provides an interesting and personal look at the Civil War's impact on Charleston.