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Deadly Iron: Revolutionary War Grapeshot in the Museum’s Becoming Americans Exhibit

A visit to the Museum’s Becoming Americans exhibit, which details the impact of the Revolutionary War on the Charleston area, reveals two examples of a deadly projectile called grapeshot.  Grapeshot consists of a cluster of iron balls held together by a netting that is fired from a cannon.  Called grapeshot…

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Nature Trailers: Then and Now

To educate Charleston area residents and visitors about the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through collections, exhibitions, preservation, conservation, research and related programming. The mission of The Charleston Museum provides a clear message that education is the heart of what we do, and the Education Department…

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There’s a New Curator at The Charleston Museum!

John Fisher in front of Amber Fort, Amer, India, 2014. We are happy to officially introduce the new Curator of Archaeology at The Charleston Museum, John Fisher. John specializes in historic and conflict archaeology and is a Registered Professional Archaeologist. He received his B.A. in Anthropology from the University of…

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The Perfect Pairing: Quilting and Abstract Painting

(left) Multicolor cotton prints and solids scrap quilt, 1934, by Leila Ann Axson Gift of Adra F. Benton, 2007 (right) Untitled (Abstract), watercolor on paper, c. 1970s, by Sallie Frost Knerr On loan from The Gibbes Museum of Art   “If modernism be a vital thing it must needs have…

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The Edisto Pew

Interior view of the Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island, completed c. 1830. Originally, the box pews on the ground floor were reserved for white congregants while the enslaved community was segregated to the rudimentary pews in the galleries. The Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island can trace its history to the…

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