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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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Storeroom Stories: Creamware – Latest Fashion ware

Sprig-decorated tea wares from Broad Street, the South Carolina Society Hall, and the Heyward-Washington House.   Creamware ceramics are ubiquitous in archaeological Charleston. The development of refined earthenware in the late 18th century by Josiah Wedgwood and other British potters revolutionized the ceramic world. But it was Wedgwood’s brilliant marketing and…

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Conservation Complete for the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Gown

The Charleston Museum is pleased to announce that, thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Eliza Lucas Pinckney Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, conservation work on a rare, eighteenth century silk, sack-back gown that belonged to Eliza Lucas Pinckney is now complete. Through…

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In Commemoration of Washington’s Birthday

George Washington’s Impact on the Revolutionary War in the South One of the jewels of The Charleston Museum’s silver collection, George Washington’s christening cup, presented to 2-month-old George at the time of his Baptism, April 3, 1732. On his tour of the southern states in 1791, President George Washington stayed…

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Storeroom Stories: The Sharecropper’s Factor

After the Civil War, the lives of freed slaves, planters and non-slave holding whites were forever altered. Although slaves were now free, they had no economic means of survival, planters no longer had a labor force, and the small white farmer had been left cash poor, unable to even buy…

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