We are delighted you have decided to support The Charleston Museum with a tax-deductible gift.

For more than two centuries, the generosity of friends and members has helped America's First Museum build outstanding traditions in collecting, preserving and educating, which continue to this day.

Contributions provide support for:

  • Classes and programs for children, families and area schools.
  • Special exhibitions.
  • Ongoing preservation of the Historic Houses.
  • Continued research and wildlife habitat development at The Dill Sanctuary, on James Island.
  • Lectures and events for adults.
  • Collections care.
  • Permanent and original exhibitions.



General Donations help the Museum continue to fulfill our mission.
Annual Appeal is a special year end gift to America's First Museum to help the Museum continue to offer a wide range of inspiring exhibits and programming.
Significant elements from the Museum’s rich vertebrate paleontology collection this, along with materials from our extensive paleobotany, invertebrate paleontology, ornithology, zoology and geology collections, will be featured in the Museum’s newly-renovated Natural History Gallery, scheduled for construction in 2017-2018.
The Pinckney Project is a fundraiser for the restoration and preservation of The Charleston Museum’s Eliza Lucas Pinckney 18th Century Sack Back Gown. This fragile dress of “bricked” fabric (a damask-like pattern) has a sack back and matching underskirt or petticoat, and is a rare example of 18th century Southern women’s clothing.

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