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Archaeology and the Siege of Charleston

By Carl P. Borick, Director Based on documentary sources such as period maps and firsthand descriptions, we have a fairly solid estimation of where the American defenses and British parallels were located during the Revolutionary War Siege of Charleston in 1780. The American defenses consisted of a line of redoubts…

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Japanese Armor

In 2013, Museum staff discovered this suit of Japanese Samurai armor locked in a travel trunk within The Charleston Museum’s material culture collection. Very little is known how it got there or why. With origins in the fourth century, Japanese armor has undergone significant changes in construction, style and function….

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More Than Fiction

On Thursday May 4, also known to some as “Star Wars Day,” The Charleston Museum will host a special event, More Than Fiction, from 6 – 8 pm. The science fiction tales of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, popularized in film, often have their basis in historic themes and artifacts….

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Storeroom Stories: Bachman Sampler

The Museum recently added to its needlework sampler collection by purchasing a schoolgirl sampler made by Julia Margaret Bachman, the daughter of Rev. John Bachman and Harriet Martin of Charleston. He was the minister at St. John’s Lutheran Church and was also an avid naturalist. He collaborated with John James…

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Waterfowling in South Carolina

  Numerous species of ducks and other local waterfowl are central to the Lowcountry’s historic culture, their meat and feathers filling specific desires from dining tables to fashion statements, and even indigenous sacred ceremonies. These birds today still carry a certain mystique all their own, influencing artisans and artists alike…

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