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Courtyard Renovation

On June 25, The Charleston Museum officially opened its newly renovated Courtyard. Due to a lack of funds, the Courtyard was left unfinished when the current Museum building was completed in 1980. Although the space was useable, it lacked visual appeal and real functionality. Thanks to funds raised by the…

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Civil War Fashion Try-on 2013

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, the Charleston Museum held its annual Civil War Fashion Try-On program. The Carolina Ladies Aid Society, a talented living history group based here in Charleston, dressed and primped our guests until they were barely recognizable to their 21st century selves. Ladies were decked out in…

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Beauregard’s Saddle

PAST EXHIBIT Saddle, c. 1862. Paris, France General Pierre G.T. Beauregard likely spared no expense when he ordered this custom pigskin saddle from a Paris firm while commander of Confederate forces in Charleston. Due to the Federal blockade, however, he never received it. Loaded aboard a blockade-runner destined for Charleston…

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Macbeth Silver

by Grahame Long, Curator of History Coin silver sugar bowl and cream pitcher Marked by Peter and Ann Bateman, London, 1799 Among the furnishings at Wantoot Plantation, these two items are a unique lot. In a collection where provenance can mean everything, this large sugar bowl and creamer are vital…

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Nighttime at the Museum – June 6, 2013

For one night a year, history comes alive at the Charleston Museum! We turned the lights down low and asked our young visitors to bring their flashlights to explore our galleries. Historical figures roamed the halls. Spotted around the museum were British soldiers, a suffragette, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, medieval knights…

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