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Storeroom Stories: V-J Day’s 70th anniversary

On September 2, 1945, aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, the Empire of Japan surrendered to U.S. forces. At long last, World War II was over, and the United States joyously declared V-J (or Victory in Japan) Day. Although Emperor Hirohito had formally announced capitulation on August 15, 1945,…

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Transported

Transported: Charleston Street Scenes, 1860s-1960s August 3, 2015 – January 31, 2016 The Charleston Museum presents Transported: Charleston Street Scenes, 1860s-1960s, in its new interim exhibits space, the Lowcountry Image Gallery. This gallery, the first of its kind at The Charleston Museum, is located on the second floor and showcases…

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Storeroom Stories: Back to School!

Various children’s written educational materials from The Charleston Museum’s archives: Writing Book, c. 1880s Writing book used by Harriet Lowndes Rhett (1872-1935) to practice her penmanship. Plantation Ledger and Receipt Book, 1804-1852 A ledger and receipt book kept by George Lynes for Harry Hill Plantation, refurbished by his son, Richard…

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The 2015 Archaeological Field School

Museum archaeologists joined Dr. Barbara Borg and 14 College of Charleston students for our 7-week archaeological field school this summer. Along the way, we excavated at two Museum properties and worked with colleagues and sister organizations at several others. The summer began with two weeks of testing at the plantation…

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Storeroom Stories: Needlework Sampler, 1813

Made by Jane Eliza Taylor at age 9, this schoolgirl sampler is hand-worked on linen with two-ply silk thread. Stitches include cross, square, and eyelet. There is a small alphabet in capital and lower case letters in alternating colors and a larger alphabet in capital letters. There are three verses:…

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