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Martha Zierden on “Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community,” written by herself and Elizabeth Reitz

I have the good fortune of studying one of America’s most historic cities for over thirty years, doing so by digging in the ground and recovering archaeological evidence.  Charleston is well-known as the birthplace of the historic preservation movement, but, for the most part, is not widely known as a…

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Storeroom Stories: Dr. Félix L’Herminier and the Fossil of Guadelou

Dr. Félix L’Herminier and the Fossil of Guadeloupe When a museum is as old as The Charleston Museum, there is ample opportunity for commemorative events.  August 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of the acquisition of a significant artifact, the Fossil of Guadeloupe.  Portions of a fossilized human skull from that…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Prehistoric Forensics

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. We are making excellent progress on design and fundraising for the Natural History Gallery.  I am pleased to report that we have reached 91% of our…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Live Lab

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. We are pleased to report that the Museum recently surpassed the 90% mark in terms of funds needed to create the new Natural History Gallery.  We…

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Storeroom Stories: 42 Star American Flag

November 1889 – July 4, 1890. In keeping with its long-held tradition, the federal government formally added new stars to the flag only on its July 4 Independence Day. However, when the United States officially admitted Washington, Montana, and both Dakotas into the Union in November 1889, bringing the total…

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