Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19.
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General News

Designers + Artisans: Installed in the Gallery

Designers + Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry opened last weekend, showcasing objects ranging from 1788 to 2019 grouped together by craft, including needlework, basketry, woven textiles, and quilts, as well as homemade and designer garments and accessories. This is my first full exhibition here at The Charleston Museum as Curator…

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General News

A Different Kind of Pandemic

Excerpt from a letter from Captain Nathaniel Pendleton to General Nathanael Greene, September 2, 1782 It was summer 1782, and the Revolutionary War was winding down. In the wake of the great victory by American and French forces over the British at Yorktown in October 1781, the royal government had decided…

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Education, General News

Education Opportunities in a Pandemic

Lots of things are different these days. One thing that hasn’t changed is The Charleston Museum’s commitment to education and the community. The Education Department has been updating its educational offerings and developing new ways to reach teachers, students, and families in these uncertain times. This summer we successfully ran…

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General News

New Whale on the Block, Ankylorhiza

Illustration of newly named Ankylorhiza tiedemani, described by Robert Bossenecker, Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Charleston. Image courtesy of Robert Bossnecker, Mace Brown Museum of Natural History The Charleston Museum Natural History collection contains many specimens that are types or individuals for which a species is designated. Type specimens…

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General News

Exploring the Cattle Economy of Colonial South Carolina – an Update

Animal remains in The Charleston Museum’s archaeology collection.  If you watched our Facebook Live events of the past few months you are familiar with our National Science Foundation-funded project to expand our study of the cattle-ranching economy in colonial South Carolina. We visited the Museum’s collections storage and peered into…

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