***Tropical Storm Ian Update***
The Heyward-Washington House and Joseph Manigault House will be closing at 2 pm TODAY (September 29). Last tour of the day at the houses will be at 1:30 pm. Due to the risk of flooding, caused by Tropical Storm Ian, The Charleston Museum and its historic houses will be CLOSED Friday, September 30. We will resume regular hours Saturday, October 1.

Category: General News

General News

The Charleston Museum Mahiole – A Case for Reading Exhibit Labels Closely

I am going to make a case here for one particular object in the museum’s collection, on display in the Early Days exhibit, as one of the most interesting objects you could possibly see on a trip to the museum. The Charleston Museum is America’s oldest public museum, initially founded…

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A Word from our Director

Happy New Year to all our Museum friends! First of all, a note of gratitude goes out to all those who have supported the Museum through membership or donations. It is your support that allows the Museum to accomplish our mission and do positive things for our community. Thank you!…

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2018 Accessions

In 2018 some fascinating items were generously donated to The Charleston Museum’s collection. We are most grateful to the individuals and families who have helped to strengthen the Museums collections in making these gifts. Here’s a glimpse at some of what came in this year: Pleistocene fossils from the Bull…

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Cold Snaps and Climate Change

Climate change is a topic constantly debated online and in the news. The biggest aspect is less that climate change can, and is, occurring and more about how quickly it is occurring and how humans are playing a part in these changes. As winter approaches, one of the common arguments…

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The Centennial of Armistice Day

Black and white photograph of a group of soldiers belonging to the 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 1919. “The Armistice was signed this morning.” wrote President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1918. “Everything for which America fought has been accomplished; it will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example,…

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