From early natives to English colonists, observe how South Carolina’s Lowcountry transformed from a tribal society into an agricultural empire. Exhibit highlights:
See examples of historic weaponry from 1750 to the twentieth century with uses that ranged from military to more personal uses such as hunting and dueling. Exhibit highlights:
From protest to independence, learn about Charleston’s role in the American Revolution. Exhibit highlights:
From secession to war’s end, discover how Charlestonians endured the greatest conflict in American history. Exhibit highlights:
Since prehistory, an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals have called South Carolina’s Lowcountry home. See contributions from noted naturalists working or living here, including John James Audubon, Andre Michaux, Mark Catesby and the Reverend John Bachman. Exhibit highlights:
Kidstory an exciting, new hands-on exhibit that teaches children of all ages the rich cultural and natural history of Charleston and the Lowcountry. learn more about Kidstory
The Charleston Museum holds one of the finest historic textiles and clothing collection in the southeastern United States. To increase public accessibility to this rich collection, the Museum announces the creation of a 2,000 squarefoot permanent textile gallery that features rotating exhibits. This installation facilitates expanded public and scholarly access to the collections, and will also enhance the Museum's ability to focus on specific, related topics such as particular historical periods, fashions, and the important role of women in Lowcountry history.
From the colonial era through the Victorian age, this gallery exemplifies the work of the South’s finest craftsmen and women. Exhibit highlights: