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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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Battle of Dills Bluff

On November 11, Director Carl Borick was one of the speakers for the dedication of South Carolina’s latest state historic marker, commemorating the Battle of Dills Bluff, the last battle of the Revolutionary War. The marker, located on Dills Bluff Road on James Island, was placed in the approximate vicinity…

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Christmas in No Man’s Land

Anyone looking to answer the age-old question of what happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force might find a somewhat acceptable answer along Europe’s embattled Western Front one century ago. The series of unending entrenched lines that extended through Belgium, France, and further wavered barely a little, even…

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Paper Template Piecing

The Charleston Museum’s quilt collection boasts a wide variety of handmade treasures, demonstrating just how strong the quiltmaking tradition was – and still is – in the Lowcountry. While it is virtually impossible to select a favorite from them, one technique that is particularly fascinating to me is paper template…

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