Category: General News

General News

Drinking Wine in Charleston

Charleston’s popular Wine+Food festival is fairly new, but drinking wine in Charleston is not. Archaeological sites, and the Museum’s archaeological collections, are filled with green glass bottles that once held wines. Heavy glass bases and hand-formed necks join thousands of shards of glass. The waterfront was particularly loaded with bottle…

Read More

General News

Updating Interpretation at The Heyward-Washington House

A current project of the Education Department is updating the interpretation of the work yard and outbuildings of the Heyward-Washington House. Though the main house was built in 1772 for Thomas Heyward, Jr.,  the lot itself dates to 1694.  The “back of the house” has been the site of a…

Read More

General News

Bringing Them Back to Life: Whale Evolution

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. This image is a concept image for the layout of the whale evolution portion of the exhibitand does not necessarily reflect the final product. As you…

Read More

General News

Storeroom Stories: Seed Herbarium

PAST EXHIBIT A seed herbarium is a cataloged collection of plant seeds used for identification and research on plants. These seeds are collected by naturalists, classified, and stored. The Charleston Museum herbarium collection includes various seeds collected from around the world. These seeds primarily represent crops that are commonly grown…

Read More

General News

Storeroom Stories: Turning up the Heat!

PAST EXHIBIT It’s hard to believe lately, but Charleston, on occasion, still gets a bit chilly just as it has for centuries. In 1726, for example, Charleston endured its first snowfall during what was then the coldest winter ever in its more than half-century existence. Almost 100 years later Gabriel…

Read More