Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update
The Charleston Museum, Heyward-Washington House & the Joseph Manigault House are OPEN.
Last tour of the day at the historic houses begins at 4 PM.
EFFECTIVE JULY 1: Per Charleston City Council ordinance all persons are required to wear face coverings when entering buildings open to the public within the City limits.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses.
Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to slow the spread of COVID-19.
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.