Covid-19 Update

Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated while visiting The Charleston Museum and our historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19. Learn More

Category: General News

Education, General News

Education Opportunities in a Pandemic

Lots of things are different these days. One thing that hasn’t changed is The Charleston Museum’s commitment to education and the community. The Education Department has been updating its educational offerings and developing new ways to reach teachers, students, and families in these uncertain times. This summer we successfully ran…

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New Whale on the Block, Ankylorhiza

Illustration of newly named Ankylorhiza tiedemani, described by Robert Bossenecker, Adjunct Lecturer at the College of Charleston. Image courtesy of Robert Bossnecker, Mace Brown Museum of Natural History The Charleston Museum Natural History collection contains many specimens that are types or individuals for which a species is designated. Type specimens…

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Exploring the Cattle Economy of Colonial South Carolina – an Update

Animal remains in The Charleston Museum’s archaeology collection.  If you watched our Facebook Live events of the past few months you are familiar with our National Science Foundation-funded project to expand our study of the cattle-ranching economy in colonial South Carolina. We visited the Museum’s collections storage and peered into…

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COVID-19 Protocols and Social Responsibility

The Charleston Museum is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our members, visitors, and staff. Below are protocols the Museum has implemented to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and what visitors can do to help keep the Museum and our historic houses safe for everyone. We greatly appreciate…

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Laura Bragg: Librarian, Educator and Director of The Charleston Museum

Museums equalize the opportunities between the rich and the poor. – Laura Bragg “Bulletin of the Charleston Museum,” January-February 1921 Initially hired as a librarian at the Museum in 1909, Laura Bragg (1881-1978) eventually became its director, making her the first woman to ever lead a publicly funded museum in…

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