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Oh, the Weather Outside is Frightful

Climbing high above the city, Robert Achurch focused his camera on the parallel line between the Washington Light Infantry monument and St. Philip’s Church. If you’ve stepped outside in Charleston in the last week, you’ve likely encountered some frigid temperatures and a coating of ice on your windshield. Though uncommon…

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A Word from our Director, Carl Borick

Happy New Year to all of our Museum friends! Although we are looking forward to good things in 2018, this past year was one of amazing accomplishments for The Charleston Museum. Certainly our most notable achievement of 2017 was the completion of our new Bunting Natural History Gallery. Named for…

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2017 Acquisitions

This year some fascinating items were generously donated to our collection! We are most grateful to the individuals and families who have helped to strengthen the Museum’s collections in making these gifts. Here’s a glimpse at what came in this year: Mid-19th century silk shawl believed to be worn by Frances…

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2017 Joseph Manigault House Holiday Decorations

The Joseph Manigault House is ready for the holidays!  The Garden Club of Charleston has worked its magic, giving the house a festive air with the use of greenery, floral arrangements, and bells.  The arrangements were all created to reflect this year’s theme,”Bells and Blooms.”  The theme was inspired by the 1863 poem, Christmas Bells, by Henry…

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Storeroom Stories: Christmas Day

Children’s mugs and plates, made in pearlware, creamware, whiteware, and canary ware, are occasionally recovered from archaeological features in Charleston. The artifacts were made and discarded between 1800 and 1840, the time when marketing to children began. Small cups featured underglaze decoration, or enameling over a clear lead glaze, emblazoned…

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