Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.

Current Exhibit

Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s

March 28, 2022 - December 18, 2022 | Lowcountry Image Gallery

Sports have historically been important to our personal well-being. In addition to the health benefits of physical activity, life values such as teamwork, discipline, and emotional self-control are frequently learned through recreational games. The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw the rise of a variety of sports across the country, and these inevitably found their way to Charleston.

Join us to view historic photographs from the Museum's Archives collection of sporting moments from the Lowcountry.

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Current Exhibit

Chintz: A Quilted History

April 2, 2022 - December 4, 2022

Today “chintzy” might refer to a clashing pattern or a frilly outdated design, but in the 18th and 19th centuries chintz was one of the most valued textiles in the world. Come rediscover the beauty of chintz through quilts from the Historic Textiles Collection, and learn about the global tradeways that brought the textile to South Carolina.

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