Upcoming Exhibit

To the Bone: Charleston Foodways revealed through Archaeology

OCTOBER 4, 2017
LOCATION: LOBBY GALLERY

To the Bone explores the procurement, preparation, and serving of foods in Charleston from the 17th century arrival of European settlers and enslaved Africans through the early 20th century. This retrospective on animal husbandry practices and wild resource utilization is based on three decades (and counting) of archaeological research by The Charleston Museum. The exhibit features analyzed archaeological specimens with food-related artifacts from the Museum’s archaeology, history, archives, and natural history collections.

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Upcoming Exhibit

Piece by Piece: Geometric Quilts

Opens October 20, 2017

Beginning in March 2017, The Charleston Museum’s Textile Gallery will present a unique display of themed historic quilts from its extensive quilt collection. First on display will be Piece by Piece: Quilts Inspired by Nature. Part two of the presentation, Piece by Piece: Geometric Quilts, will open in October of 2017. Different shapes and piecing techniques have traditionally been mainstays of the quilting craft. From magnificent stars to traditional nine-patch, these quilts will also include clever hexagons of English paper-template piecing along with Log Cabins, Flying Geese, Chimney Sweeps and even a few Crazy Quilts. With their creative use of shapes, patterns and design, these eye-catching historic pieces represent true works of art that will appeal to both the quilter and non-quilter alike.

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