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General News

Keeping Cool – Bathing Suits

PAST EXHIBIT Still trying to cool off in these dog days of August? You might think that a quick trip to the beach for a dip in the ocean would be a great way to cool off. Today, it might be, but for women in the Lowcountry, that hasn’t always…

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Storeroom Stories

PAST EXHIBIT Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum is, in fact, America’s first. Needless to say, over the centuries the Museum has acquired many incredible artifacts. A myriad of items exemplifying the rich history of South Carolina, the Lowcountry, and Charleston itself are on display permanently. However, one must also…

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Keeping Cool – Fans

PAST EXHIBIT   Keeping cool in the sweltering South Carolina Lowcountry has been a challenge from the days of the first European settlers. Dressed in their European finery, they surely felt the heat – and humidity, just as we do today. But fashion generally won out, and women coped as…

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The Largest Flying Seabird in the World

The publication of paleontologist Daniel Ksepka’s paper, Flight Performance of the Largest Volant Bird, which was released just this month, has created a lot of buzz worldwide. Everyone has been talking about the incredible, now extinct animal with such outlets as CNN, FOX News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, and…

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Storeroom Stories: Canned Water

PAST EXHIBIT   Twenty-five years ago this month, Hurricane Hugo, a strong category four storm, smashed ashore just northeast of Charleston on September 21, 1989. It remains the worst recorded hurricane in the state’s history. With damaging winds extending 140 miles out from its eye, Hugo’s outer edge began battering…

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