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In Commemoration of Washington’s Birthday

George Washington’s Impact on the Revolutionary War in the South One of the jewels of The Charleston Museum’s silver collection, George Washington’s christening cup, presented to 2-month-old George at the time of his Baptism, April 3, 1732. On his tour of the southern states in 1791, President George Washington stayed…

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Storeroom Stories: The Sharecropper’s Factor

After the Civil War, the lives of freed slaves, planters and non-slave holding whites were forever altered. Although slaves were now free, they had no economic means of survival, planters no longer had a labor force, and the small white farmer had been left cash poor, unable to even buy…

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Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Pretty Colors

The Charleston Museum’s current Textiles exhibit, Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style, looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. This exhibit will be on display until March 5, 2017. From now until then, we will…

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Killer Fashion: Killing for Feathers

The Charleston Museum’s current Textiles exhibit, Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style, looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. This exhibit will be on display until March 5, 2017. From now until then, we will…

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Storeroom Stories: Ring Jug

A certainly odd, albeit eye-catching, form of South Carolina pottery, these alkaline-glazed ring jugs, in fact, did serve a specific purpose for their time. A ceramic canteen of sorts, its doughnut shape played a duel role in not only helping keep the water inside of it cooler, but allowing for…

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