Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE August 1, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as high. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged while visiting Museum sites.

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Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the magnificent 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 19th century. Here’s a peek at some of their work. Click on Photo for Slideshow…

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New Accessions: Nov 19, 2010

PAST EXHIBIT Yesterday we received a fabulous new accession! It is a family collection given in memory of Anna Heesemann Thiely. It consists of two Ambrotypes, a carte-de-viste album and a photograph. The Ambrotypes are of the Heesemann family – John, alone, and then with his wife and children. Mr….

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New Accessions: Needlework sampler at The Charleston Museum

PAST EXHIBIT It is always exciting to add a new artifact to the collections of the Museum. It is even more thrilling when that item dates to 1822 and was made right here in Charleston! The Museum already has the largest collection of Charleston-made schoolgirl needlework samplers in the world,…

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Chimney Sweep Quilting Bee update

PAST EXHIBIT by Rachel Chesser, PR & Events Coordinator Last summer The Charleston Museum kicked off its new Quilting Bee program. I have had so many inquiries about our project over the past few months, I thought I’d give you quilt junkies a little update. Our current project is based…

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Silver Collection “Favorites”

by Grahame Long, Curator of History People ask me all the time: “What’s your most favorite thing in the whole museum?” or “If the place were on fire, what would be the first thing you would grab?” As you might expect, it is next to impossible for me (or really…

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