2019 New Accessions

Cash box and key, Donated by Mary and George Hlavaty.

2019 Accessions List:

  • Mid-19th century silver cream pitcher, marked by Charleston silversmith John Ewan. Donated by Margaret Pringle Schachte. 
  • Brick from the Echaw Church Cemetery of St. James Santee Parish in the Francis Marion Forest. Donated by the Huguenot Society of South Carolina. 
  • Two early 19th-century samplers. Donated by Helen “Nell” Ball Brennan. 
  • Four brick fragments from the 2017 Aiken-Rhett House workyard excavation. Donated by the Historic Charleston Foundation. 
  • Mid-19th century silver ladle marked by John Mood; mid-19th century silver serving spoon marked by Samuel Wilmot; mid-19th century silver teaspoon marked by Matthew Miller; mid-18th century silver teaspoon marked by Gorham Manufacturing co.; mid-19th century silver fish server marked by James Carrington; five mid-19th century silver tablespoons marked by James Askew; two linen damask napkins, one with Nathaniel Heyward laundry mark; watercolors by Lt. Henry Gray titled “Battle of Fort Moultrie” and “The British Fleet”; early 19th-century seed pearl choker with case from the Hume/Drayton family. Donated by Anne Drayton Nelson. 
  • Four found lead musket balls from the Revolutionary War era; conical lead Minie ball from the Civil War era. Donated by Craig M. Bennett, Jr. 
  • Six prints by Ravenel Gaillard; two prints by Carew Rice. Donated by Judy Meggs.
  • Dress designed and constructed by artist, Daniel Velasco for the Museum’s “Reimagined Fashion” textiles reception on March 14, 2019. Donated by Daniel Velasco.
  • Various whale, bison, fish, raccoon and turtle fossils. Donated by Sharon J. Bowers.
  • First Charleston Pride Rally tee shirt, 2010; four enameled Pride pins; four red leather AIDS awareness ribbons; wedding program; various letters to and from the donor and the Chester Historical Society. Donated by Tomm G. Robinson. 
  • Pre-1910 garden border coping from deSaussure plot; Army uniform sock; four coverlets. Donated by Henry Copeland. 
  • Various phosphate nodules, coprolites, and fossil specimens. Donated by Matthew Gibson.
  • Dolphin tooth, mammoth tooth, ten ooids, and projectile point. Donated by Philip and Marilyn Schweitzer. 
  • Pastel on paper portrait of Jacob Sass; pastel on paper portrait of Ann Dorothea Sass; oil on canvas portrait of Jacob Frederick Schirmer; oil on canvas portrait of Mary Margaret Beckman Schirmer; oil on canvas portrait of Jacob Sass Schirmer. Donated by William Schirmer, III, Charles C. Schirmer, and Cornelia S. Faddoul.
  • Brocaded satin gown worn to the Carolina Assembly, 1962; red and white organdy ball gown worn to Colonial Wars Society events and dances in Charleston, 1962-1963. Donated by Louisa Miles Montgomery. 
  • Fish vertebra. Donated by Travis Levan.
  • Oil on canvas portrait of Louis Manigault, Sr. 1858; oil on canvas landscape; crystal wine decanter and two matching glasses, 1785; book with Louis Manigault bookplate; Charleston guide book, 1911; serving dish with cover bearing the Manigault coat of arms; dish cover with the Manigault coat of arms; serving platter with the Manigault coat of arms; serving dish with the Manigault coat of arms; coffee cup with the Manigault coat of arms; cash box and key; cased photograph of Louis Manigault, Sr., 1850; two wax and beaded 3D figures; ivory needle case; nine color lithographs; wooden frame. Donated by Mary and George Hlavaty.
  • Various letters, titles, receipts, summons, and legal documents, 1773-1988; two cased photographs. Donated by Susan McKellar. 
  • Two newspaper pages from the Charleston Evening Post, Charleston, S.C., February 20, 1962, “Glenn Lands In Atlantic Ocean After Orbiting Earth 3 Times: Astronaut Safe Aboard Destroyer” and “Glenn Prepares For Flight: Prelude To Orbit.” Donated by Bedford Museum and Genealogical Library. 
  • Brick samples from Wando River kilns. Donated by Pointe at Rivertowne Country Club Homeowners Association, Inc.
  • Brick samples from Wando River kilns. Donated by The Barnwell Company. 
  • Brick samples from Wando River kilns. Donated by Cainhoy Land and Timber, LLC. 
  • Wedding dress with four bridal trousseau pieces. Donated by Dorie Condon Wallace. 
  • South Carolina Inter-State and West Indian Exposition commemorative button, 1901-1902. Donated by Judith Bowers.