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From June 26, 2015 - January 10, 2016, the Charleston Museum is pleased to present a new exhibition that chronicles the history of military uniforms from the Revolutionary War to the present, demonstrating the evolution of military dress from the formal, stiff attire of the 18th and 19th centuries to the more functional and utilitarian clothing of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Highlights include Thomas Pinckney's rare Revolutionary War silk coat, a range of Confederate uniforms from the American Civil War, clothing from the various service organizations of the First and Second World Wars and uniforms of some of our country's earliest servicewomen.
In a second of two special exhibits drawing from the Museum’s extensive paleontology collection, When Giants Ruled the Lowcountry: Mammals of the Pleistocene, will begin August 17, 2015.
This special exhibit will focus on the creatures that roamed the Lowcountry during the Pleistocene Epoch, commonly referred to as the Ice Age, which spanned from roughly 2.5 million years ago to around 12,000 years ago. Although the Lowcountry was not covered in ice as were other parts of North America, the same types of animals associated with the Ice Age, such as mammoths, mastodon and giant ground sloths, thrived here. The exhibit will explore the diverse forms of life that inhabited the Lowcountry and possible reasons as to why these animals became extinct.Buy Tickets
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.Buy Tickets Read the Storeroom Blog
In August of 2015, The Charleston Museum will present Transported: Charleston Street Scenes, 1860s-1970s, in its new interim exhibits space, the Lowcountry Image Gallery. This gallery, the first of its kind at The Charleston Museum, will be located on the second floor and will showcase photography from the Museum’s extensive archival collection.
Transported, on exhibit from August 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016, will examine the century-long evolution of the means by which Charlestonians commuted through the city. While transportation mechanisms have changed over time, thanks to area preservation efforts many of the streets and buildings have remained as they were. As the title implies, visitors will be transported into the photographer’s world in the moment he captured the image and to an earlier time in Charleston’s history.Buy Tickets