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Dave Jars

At some point in his early life, Dave, a man born into slavery circa 1800, learned the fine art of throwing, turning, and glazing various forms of pottery including churns, storage jars, pitchers, and jugs. While it is popularly presumed that Dave learned pottery while enslaved under Harvey Drake, Dr….

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Oligocene Whales: Evolution and Biodiversity

  Xenorophus Skull The Charleston Museum houses the largest collection of exquisite Oligocene whales in the world. The Oligocene epoch, a period of geologic time that spans from roughly 34 to 23 million years ago, is unarguably and important time period in regards to whale evolution and diversification. All of…

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Storeroom Stories: Washington Sash

PAST EXHIBIT   When George Washington launched his grand Southern Tour in 1791, overwhelming enthusiasm and gratitude greeted him at every step. Charleston, of course, was no exception. Arriving that May and staying in what is now The Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House, President Washington attended numerous balls and receptions in…

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A Word from the Director, January 2015

Happy New Year!!! I send a sincere thank you to all those who made contributions to the 2014 Annual Appeal. Your donations, memberships, and support helped us achieve a great deal in 2014 and we are looking forward to an exciting 2015. Among our achievements in 2014 were two excellent…

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Storeroom Stories: Xenorophid Whale

The Charleston Museum holds the largest collection of Oligocene cetaceans, or whales, in the world. The Oligocene epoch is a geologic time period spanning from roughly 23 million years ago (mya) to 34 mya, and it represents a very important time period for cetacean evolution. Many species of Oligocene cetaceans…

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