The Taking of Thomas Heyward

08/27/2016

9:45 am - 10:45 am

On August 27, 1780, Thomas Heyward Jr., signer of the Declaration of Independence, was taken from his Charles Town home by British troops and detained in the Old Exchange Building....

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Revolutionary Activities at the Heyward-Washington House

08/27/2016

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Play colonial games, learn about colonial eats, and explore the work yard of the Heyward-Washington House.  Every month The Charleston Museum offers a special Saturday program dedicated to providing an...

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Toddler Day: Jack and the Beanstalk

08/31/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Make magic bean art and create a cow puppet while hearing this fairy tale.  These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or...

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Kid Tours: The Candy Shop

09/07/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum has items from the Denaux Candy Kitchen that was located on King Street in the 1920s.  Learn about the art of making candy while examining the tools...

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2016 Fall Lecture Series – New Uses for Old Collections: Historical DNA Insights from Natural History Collections of Amphibians and Reptiles

09/07/2016

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

On September 7, at 6:00 pm, The Charleston Museum's 2016 Fall Lecture Series will begin with a presentation by Dr. Bryan Stuart, New Uses for Old Collections: Historical DNA Insights from Natural...

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Home School Workshop: Exhibit Design Series

09/08/2016

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Explore the collections of the Charleston Museum and learn how we put together exhibits.  Participants will then help Museum staff to develop a new temporary exhibit to be displayed in...

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Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long on Charleston Silver and Jewelry

09/09/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

The Charleston Museum acquired its first piece of historic, Charleston-made silver in 1929, and it has been collecting it ever since. Join chief curator Grahame Long in our renowned Loeblein...

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Toddler Day: Teddy Bear Tea Party

09/14/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Paint a tea cup and more as you and your teddy bear enjoy a tea party. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent,...

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Home School History Days: Ancient Egypt

09/16/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Travel back to Ancient Egypt to learn about the daily life along the Nile River. Discover the steps of the mummification process, handle ancient artifacts, and dress like an Egyptian!...

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Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead: Japanese Fish Printing

09/22/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Gyotaku is the art of fish printing established by Japanese fishermen centuries ago .  Learn this skill as you examine the anatomy of fish and gain an understanding of the...

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Toddler Day: Community Helpers

09/28/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The garbage collector, the fireman, the police officer – create crafts about these people that help our community.  These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and...

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Kid Tours: Sports and Games

10/05/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Football is in full swing! Come check out early sports equipment and make crafts to cheer on the team.  Kid Tours meet the first Wednesday of every month at 3:30 pm and include...

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Archaeology Day at Charles Towne Landing

10/08/2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join staff members from the Charleston Museum at Charles Towne Landing for fun crafts and activities relating to archaeology.  Every month The Charleston Museum offers a special Saturday program dedicated to providing...

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Toddler Day: Under the Sea

10/12/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Create a jellyfish, a sea urchin and more as we travel under the sea. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or...

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2016 Fall Lecture Series: Technology and Paleontology – 3D Scanning Fossils

10/12/2016

6:00 pm

On October 12, at 6:00 pm, join The Charleston Museum for the second installment of our 2016 Fall Lecture Series. Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson will present on Technology and...

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Conversations with a Curator: Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson on Skeletons

10/14/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Join Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson as he discusses a current exhibit at the Museum, Skeletons in the Closet: Exploring Skeletal Anatomy, which presents the massive collection of animal skeletons...

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Home School History Days: Skeletons in the Closet

10/21/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Our latest Natural History exhibition explores the similar bone structures shared between different fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.  Explore this exhibit with Natural History Curator Matt Gibson and learn...

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Toddler Day: Ghost and Goblins

10/26/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Have a happy Halloween with pumpkin decorating and more. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore...

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Kid Tours: Plantation Scenes of South Carolina

11/02/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy a guided tour of Black and White with Head Archivist Jennifer McCormick.  The exhibit features images of the plantation houses, slave cabins, and the rice fields that once intertwined...

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Toddler Days: Migrate and Hibernate

11/09/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

As the seasons change some animals head to warmer areas and some just go to sleep.  Create crafts showing animals that migrate and hibernate. These classes are designed for toddlers (18...

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USO Days at the Joseph Manigault House

11/11/2016 - 11/12/2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This Veteran’s Day weekend explore the history of the Joseph Manigault house.  During WWII this site was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility.  Soldiers attended dinners,...

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Conversations with a Curator: Curator of Historic Archaeology Martha Zierden on Early Charleston and the Walled City

11/11/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

  The residents of the Charleston peninsula fortified their town building a wall around it.  From the 1690s to the 1730s, thick walls of brick and earth enclosed 60 acres...

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Home School History Day: Killer Fashion

11/18/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

The latest offering from our extensive historic textiles collection, Killer Fashion looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who...

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Tribal Life and Customs Camp, November 21, 22 and 23

11/21/2016 - 11/23/2016

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Please note: This is a 3 day camp and will be held on November 21, 22 and 23 (NOT November 24 and 25). For ages 5 and up. About the Camp: Students...

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Toddler Days: Let’s Be Thankful

11/23/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Be thankful with turkey crafts and pilgrim hats. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The...

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Historic Holiday Event For Kids

12/07/2016

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop.  Children can sip on hot chocolate and eat yummy cookies as they decorate the little Heyward-Washington house in...

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Conversations with a Curator: Chief Curator Grahame Long will discuss the Museum’s Early Days Exhibit

12/09/2016

10:30 am - 11:45 am

By being the first museum in America since 1773, The Charleston Museum has not only preserved history, but made it as well. Join chief curator Grahame Long in our unique...

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Toddler Days: Deck the Halls

12/14/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Hang your stocking and prepare ornaments with this fun holiday program. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play...

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Home School History Day: Joseph Manigault House Holiday Tour

12/16/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Step into the past with a holiday tour of the Joseph Manigault house.  Learn how Christmas was celebrated in Charleston during antebellum times and see the beautiful decorations done by...

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Toddler Days: Happy New Years

12/28/2016

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Celebrate the New Year with fireworks and party hats. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in...

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Conversations with a Curator: Historic Textiles Curator Jan Hiester on Killer Fashion

01/13/2017

10:30 am - 11:45 am

For this tour, participants will take a last look at Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style before it closes on January 15, delving into the darker side of fashionable dress....

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