Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.

Category: General News

General News

The Charleston Museum Archives needs your help!

by Jennifer Sheetz, Archivist The Charleston Museum Archives needs your help! We are asking for donations of older Charleston City Directories. Curators (among other researchers) use these resources almost daily to expand our knowledge of Charleston companies and families. More particularly, here at the museum, we use them to determine…

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“Whatever is to be Performed or Endured”

The Charleston Museum’s 71st Regiment Cartridge Box Badge By Carl P. Borick, Assistant Director Many of the artifacts in The Charleston Museum’s collections have fascinating stories behind them. Among them is the British 71st Regiment cartridge box badge in the “Becoming Americans” permanent exhibit. Such badges frequently adorned Revolutionary era…

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New Native American exhibits in the Lowcountry gallery

Martha Zierden, Curator of Historical Archaeology Hand-tinted map of South Carolina coast and inland area, published in 1696 by Nicholas Sanson, a French cartographer. The map, based on the c. 1695 Thornton-Morden map, was first published in Sanson’s Atlas Nouveau Contenant Toutes Les Parties du Monde. It depicts the area…

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Charleston Commemorates the War of 1812

Graham Long, Curator of History For the month of February 2013, The Charleston Museum is pleased to join with the Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Karpeles Manuscript Museum, Washington Light Infantry, Charleston Library Society, Powder Magazine and South Carolina Historical Society in observing the bicentennial of the War of 1812….

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Oyster Roast 2013

On January 13, The Charleston Museum celebrated its 240th birthday with an oyster roast out at the Dill Sanctuary. It was a special treat to spend a mild winter day with new and long-time friends of the Museum at this scenic and peaceful spot alongside the Stono River. Once again,…

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