Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.

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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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Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-On

This event has passed: See the “try on” photos from this Event  If there is one period of women’s clothing that is easily recognizable by most people, it is the mid-19th century. Those wide hoop skirts and tiny waists send us immediately to a time punctuated by the tragedy of…

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Carte-de-Visite

PAST EXHIBIT General Robert E. Lee General Ulysses S. Grant Carte-de-Visite Carte-de-Visite photographs (CdVs) were small photographic prints mounted on cards 2 ½ by 4 inches, a successor to engraved “calling cards.” These small albumen prints were exceptionally popular for approximately twenty years. They hit their peak popularity around the…

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