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.
A new Natural History exhibit, From Land to Sea: 35 Million Years of Whale Evolution will run from February 9 through August 10, 2015, in The Charleston Museum’s Lobby gallery. This exhibit will display whale fossils dating as far back at the late Eocene (roughly 35 million years ago) as well as the Oligocene (spanning from 33 to 23 million years ago). This exquisite and internationally renowned collection gives researchers an important look at how whales have evolved from their terrestrial ancestors. Modern whale specimens will also be displayed to show just how much whales have changed through time.Learn More!
Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum is, in fact, America’s first. Needless to say, over the centuries the Museum has acquired many incredible artifacts. A myriad of items exemplifying the rich history of South Carolina, the Lowcountry, and Charleston itself are on display permanently. However, one must also wonder about the artifacts not typically displayed in our formal galleries. Furthermore, with such a magnificent, vast collection as well as an intelligent and passionate curatorial staff, The Charleston Museum has incredible resources. We would like to use these resources to share more with the public. Therefore, the Museum will now be offering a special monthly exhibit, titled Storeroom Stories, which highlights a specific and unique artifact, personally hand-picked by a curator to share with the public.
A “story” related to each item will be included along with its description, providing the viewer a unique and intimate perspective on each individual piece. This an incredible opportunity for the public to take a look into our collections as well as see some of the items that our curators are most excited about sharing with you! We invite you to keep up with Storeroom Stories via our website, blog, Facebook, or twitter account. Please come and take a peek into our storeroom, view some of the pieces our curators our most passionate about, and learn the story behind these incredibly historic items!