2013 Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House
Once again, Garden Club of Charleston members worked their magic with the holiday decorations at the Museum’s Joseph Manigault House. Their creative arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the 19th century, beautifully reflect this year’s theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”
“This year’s theme is ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ with each room or area decorated to depict one of the twelve days from the carol,” explains Gretchen Cuddy, The Garden Club of Charleston Christmas Tea Chair. “Beautifully handmade calligraphy scrolls have been created by one of our members, Gayle Hilton, which have been incorporated into each of the floral designs, along with some very unique vintage ‘props’ that add just a touch of whimsy to this year’s overall decor.”
Stop by and experience these delightful designs for yourself! The house is decorated from now through December 29 and you may view the holiday decorations as part of the regular public tour. Regular admission is FREE for members; $10/adult, $5/child 3-12 and under 3 free. Please visit our website for hours of operation and holiday schedules.
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.