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Updating Interpretation at The Heyward-Washington House

A current project of the Education Department is updating the interpretation of the work yard and outbuildings of the Heyward-Washington House. Though the main house was built in 1772 for Thomas Heyward, Jr.,  the lot itself dates to 1694.  The “back of the house” has been the site of a…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Whale Evolution

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. As you may have seen from previous blogs, the Museum is planning a major renovation of our Natural History Gallery, scheduled to open in September 2017….

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Storeroom Stories: Seed Herbarium

A seed herbarium is a cataloged collection of plant seeds used for identification and research on plants. These seeds are collected by naturalists, classified, and stored. The Charleston Museum herbarium collection includes various seeds collected from around the world. These seeds primarily represent crops that are commonly grown in their…

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Storeroom Stories: Turning up the Heat!

It’s hard to believe lately, but Charleston, on occasion, still gets a bit chilly just as it has for centuries. In 1726, for example, Charleston endured its first snowfall during what was then the coldest winter ever in its more than half-century existence. Almost 100 years later Gabriel Manigault described…

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A Word from Our Director

Happy New Year! Once again, thank you to all those who so generously gave to our Annual Appeal. I am pleased to report that 2015 was another year of exciting accomplishments for The Charleston Museum, which included many of the specific objectives set forth in our Strategic Plan for 2015…

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