The Charleston Museum’s Natural History Gallery and Early Days exhibit will be closed for renovations beginning August 3 and will re-open September 23. All other galleries are OPEN.

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Forces of Nature: Charleston in the Aftermath

Many meteorological and geological forces of nature have impacted Charleston and the surrounding coastal areas over the years.  Luckily, a handful of photographers braved these forces of nature to chronicle the aftermath. Hurricane Force The cyclone of 1885 hit Charleston in late August with estimated winds of 125 miles per…

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Storeroom Stories: Butterfly Life Cycle

All butterflies begin their life as an egg. Adult butterflies often lay many eggs beneath leaves on a tree or shrub. When the caterpillars hatch, they will being to eat the leaves they were born on. As the caterpillars grow, they will often molt, or shed, their skin. Caterpillars grow…

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Thomas Heyward Jr.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Heyward-Washington House. This Georgian double house located at 87 Church Street is one of the two historic house museums owned by The Charleston Museum.  It was the home of Thomas Heyward…

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Storeroom Stories: Peruvian Textiles

A testament to the impressive breath of The Charleston Museum’s collections, this month’s Storeroom Story exhibit features textile remnants from four (4) pre-contact indigenous cultures of Peru, the Paracas, Nazca, and Lima cultures, as well as from the proto-colonial era Inca Empire which received Spanish incursion in the 1530s. Often…

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Storeroom Stories: Volcanoes

Volcanoes form when pressure builds up under the Earth’s crust. Eventually, the crust ruptures which allows gas, lava, and ash to escape. As the lava builds up, the characteristic cone of a volcano begins to form. The shape of the cone depends on the type of lava being erupted. If…

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