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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Curator Video – Knitted Items in the Collections

Jan Hiester, Curator of Texiles, gives us some sneak peeks at knitted items from the Museum’s collection. We are gearing up for a host of knitting programs this year, the first of which is an Introduction to Knitting Workshop on March 12. Please join us! WWI Blanket more videos after…

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Video – Curator Lecture Series 2011: All Indifferently Clad

Confederate Uniforms in The Charleston Museum’s Collections by Grahame Long  Prefer Audio: Listen and download the Podcast Parts 2 and 3 after the break Curator of history, Grahame Long, discusses the uniforms preserved within the collections of The Charleston Museum and how they reflected the needs, means, and, in some…

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Curator Lecture Series Preview

UPDATE: Watch Video of the lecture or Listen to the Podcast of the lecture In our continued Commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War we present a sneak preview of our Curator Lecture Series: All Indifferently Clad. Grahame Long discusses the Gibson Uniform (with bullet hole), Phillips Uniform, and…

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Diary of Ann Manigault Taylor

PAST EXHIBIT   Things can often be rediscovered in a museum, especially one as old as ours. Recently a diary was found in the Archives. This diary belonged to Ann Manigault Taylor, the only daughter of Joseph Manigault, who owned the Joseph Manigault House. In it she describes the background…

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Fashion Try-on Photos

We all had so much fun at Saturday’s “Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-On,” held in conjunction with Threads of War: Clothing & Textiles of the Civil War. Our friends from the Carolina Ladies Aid Society brought a plentiful supply of dresses and accessories for women, coats and hats…

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