Category: General News

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Allan Safe

“So, how much does that thing weigh?” is typically the first question I’m asked when someone first sets eyes on the rather foreboding iron safe standing in its own corner within The Charleston Museum’s main storage room. Unfortunately, I still don’t know for sure, but based on similar, late nineteenth…

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Storeroom Stories: Mega-Toothed Sharks

Shark’s teeth are a common fossil in coastal regions like the Lowcountry. The teeth of Carcharodon (Carcharocles) megalodon, commonly known as megalodon, are particularly prized. The exact relationship between this giant shark and modern sharks is still a matter of debate. If megalodon is closely related to modern great white…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Changing Sea Levels

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. The Natural History Gallery renovation project is a pivotal objective of the Museum’s Strategic Plan for 2015-2018.  The gallery addresses a number of goals set forth…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Mesozoic

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. Planning, design and fundraising for the Museum’s new Natural History Gallery are proceeding nicely, and we continue to be on track for a September 2017 opening….

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King David

The Museum’s Textile Collection is large and varied. A large portion of it remains hidden in storage because light is very damaging to the fibers and colors of these fragile items. But in those storage drawers and cabinets are treasures of a very personal nature – from clothing worn by…

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