Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Category: General News

General News

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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Education at the Dill Sanctuary

The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, 580-acres on James Island, is a treasure. The property contains Civil War fortifications, beautiful oak trees and the sounds of young osprey. To this Educator, the Dill Sanctuary represents the past and future colliding, and the opportunities for education are endless. The Museum’s Education Department…

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2019 New Accessions

Cash box and key, Donated by Mary and George Hlavaty. 2019 Accessions List: Mid-19th century silver cream pitcher, marked by Charleston silversmith John Ewan. Donated by Margaret Pringle Schachte.  Brick from the Echaw Church Cemetery of St. James Santee Parish in the Francis Marion Forest. Donated by the Huguenot Society…

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