Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022: Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and helping our community to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Current Exhibit

Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters

October 2, 2021 - March 20, 2022 | Historic Textiles Gallery

Charleston is well known for its balmy winters tempered by a subtropical climate. Yet even with sea breezes and palmetto trees, this slice of paradise is not exempt from cold snaps or the occasional snowfall.

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Current Exhibit

A Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes of Charleston

November 1, 2021 - March 27, 2022 | Lowcountry Image Gallery

Heavy snowfalls do not often occur in Charleston. Known more for its balmy winters, this slice of paradise tends to witness more cold snaps and light flurries than anything else. Occasionally though, a snowstorm will blanket the city in inches of white that remain long enough to make a snowball or two. The following colorized photographs in A Winter Wonderland in Color, feature unusual snowfalls captured by residents on the peninsula.

For years, photograph colorization was used mainly by high tech production companies. Recently however, computer programmers have created colorization operating systems that use Artificial Intelligence. Modeled after the human brain, the AI software can recognize objects in a photograph and determine their likely colors. Although, it can still be time consuming and rather tricky, colorizing a historical photograph is now more accessible to everyday users.

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