***Tropical Storm Ian Update***
The Heyward-Washington House and Joseph Manigault House will be closing at 2 pm TODAY (September 29). Last tour of the day at the houses will be at 1:30 pm. Due to the risk of flooding, caused by Tropical Storm Ian, The Charleston Museum and its historic houses will be CLOSED Friday, September 30. We will resume regular hours Saturday, October 1.

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General News

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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Foursquare Check-in Special at The Charleston Museum

We are excited to announce our first Foursquare check-in special: Receive a free reusable Charleston Museum bag with check-in and admisson. Not on Foursquare? Check it out here!

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New Publication: The Civil War in Charleston

The Civil War in Charleston Objects From The Collections of The Charleston Museum Objects from the war period in Charleston- including uniforms, weapons, flags, medical kits, prosthetics, and personal possessions—have become part of The Charleston Museum’s wonderful collections. Many are located in our current exhibitions. Some of the finest objects…

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Lowcountry Digital Library

Two more of the photographic collections held in our Archives have gone on-line at the Lowcountry Digital Library. The newest additions (which join our Earthquake Photographs and Charleston Firefighters Rosters, 1862-1864) are our Fort Photographs and our Civil War Photographs. The Fort Photographs are images from our collections relating to…

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