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.
Memminger Normal School Championship Team, 1915
Rivers High Basketball, 1956 by Louis Schwartz Charleston Rebels Baseball, c. 1950 Charleston Palmettos vs. Augusta Tygers, c. 1922 by M.B. Paine
Doubles game at Charleston Country Club, c. 1920 by M.B. Paine Charleston Sea Gulls, 1914 by David H. Bahr
In the Museum’s Armory, see excellent examples of historic weaponry, dating from 1750 to the twentieth century, with uses that ranged from military to more personal applications such as hunting and dueling.
In the Lowcountry History Hall, see materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry and the African American and European settlers who transformed the region into an agricultural empire.
In the Natural History gallery you will see an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals that have called the South Carolina Lowcountry home since prehistory, including contributions from noted naturalists.