Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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The Importance of Wetland Habitats

The Dill Sanctuary is a 580-acre wildlife refuge rich in historic features and represents the largest area of privately protected land on James Island. Although not open for daily public visitation, the Museum provides special programs at the site throughout the year. A good portion of the property contains wetland…

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Defying the British: Elizabeth Heyward

Portrait of Judge Thomas Heyward, Jr., husband of Elizabeth Matthews Heyward, by Marguerite C. Miller, 1930 (after John Stolle 1891; original by Jeremiah Theus) As a signer of the Declaration of Independence and member of the militia during the American Revolution, Thomas Heyward Jr.’s dedication to the Patriot cause is…

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A Story from the Archives

Rediscovered on a shelf in the Archives, The Old Plantation, and What I Gathered There in an Autumn Month was written by James Edward Hungerford and published in 1859. Inscribed with the names of its two owners, it was first purchased by Daniel B. Heyward from “The Bluff” on January…

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Director’s Report 2021

Happy New Year to all our Museum friends. We hope that you and your families have continued to stay well throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, which has truly been an unusual period in our nation’s history. This unprecedented event has taken its toll, and we all look forward to better things…

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2020 New Accessions

Mourning jewelry with hairwork relating to the Snowden family. Donated by Harriet Little Adult figures seated in wooden chairs inscribed with the maker’s name, Marcia E. Clark. Donated by Teresa Platt. One Yeamans Hall Club golf score card, a handwritten script on Murphy & Company Cotton Brokers letterhead and a…

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