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.

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Oyster Roast at Dill Sanctuary

On January 14th we celebrated the Charleston Museum’s 239th birthday with an oyster roast and history walk at the beautiful Dill Sanctuary on the Stono River. Thanks to all who turned out to spend the day with us on our birthday! View Photoset

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Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House 2011

Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the Joseph Manigault House as a backdrop for their creative arrangements, using only live plant materials that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year’s theme is “Charleston’s Antebellum Charms”. Here is a…

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Farrow Furnture

With gratitude from the estate of Mrs. Emily R. Farrow, a lifelong collection donor, The Charleston Museum has just added four new Charleston-made pieces of neo-classical furniture, including a remarkable secretary bookcase attributed to local cabinetmaker, Robert Walker circa 1805. This large piece of case furniture along with another Charleston…

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Fun Find from the Archives: J. Edgar Hoover Correspondence The other day – while attempting to hunt down documents for a researcher – I came across a folder labeled “F.B.I., 1963.” Being incurably nosy, an excellent trait in any archivist, I pulled the folder.  It contained the letters shown below,…

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Glass Trade Beads from the 17th Century

Glass trade beads are small, but significant artifacts that reflect the contact of European settlers and Native peoples in eastern North America. Columbus brought glass beads on his first voyage, and they continued as part of the economic and cultural exchange through the nineteenth century. Bead styles and types changed…

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