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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Pleistocene

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. In case you missed it, the Elemental gala, put on by our FANS (Friends and Needed Supporters) of The Charleston Museum last Friday, in support of…

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Storeroom Stories: Cooking in the Heyward-Washington House kitchen

  The Heyward-Washington kitchen features a large cooking fireplace and bake oven popular in the eighteenth century. Excavations in the cellar and around the building produced the remains of foods and the vessels used to prepare foods. Glazed earthenware pots and pans joined the more durable cast iron griddles, pans,…

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Charleston’s Porgy and Bess

Published in 1925, Porgy, the woeful tale of an African American beggar and his relationships with Bess and others who lived in the “Row” come directly from the observations and experiences Du Bose Heyward encountered while growing up in the economically depressed Charleston of the early 1900s.  Frequently ill as…

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Allan Safe

“So, how much does that thing weigh?” is typically the first question I’m asked when someone first sets eyes on the rather foreboding iron safe standing in its own corner within The Charleston Museum’s main storage room. Unfortunately, I still don’t know for sure, but based on similar, late nineteenth…

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Storeroom Stories: Mega-Toothed Sharks

Shark’s teeth are a common fossil in coastal regions like the Lowcountry. The teeth of Carcharodon (Carcharocles) megalodon, commonly known as megalodon, are particularly prized. The exact relationship between this giant shark and modern sharks is still a matter of debate. If megalodon is closely related to modern great white…

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