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Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in our community.

Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters on view in the Historic Textiles Gallery

10/02/2021 - 03/20/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters on view in the Historic Textiles Gallery until April 3, 2022. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated....

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A Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes of Charleston

11/01/2021 - 03/27/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss the opportunity to explore A Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes of Charleston on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have...

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Museum Store Members Holiday Sale

12/03/2021 - 12/16/2021

All Day

Beginning Friday, December 3, Charleston Museum Members will receive 30% OFF merchandise and 25% OFF publications in both the Museum and Heyward-Washington House Museum Stores.  The Members’ Holiday Sale ends...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

12/03/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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SewLAB: Chop Shop with Local Designer JennyThreads

12/04/2021

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Do you have clothes that are just not the right shape or length? Learn some creative ways to raise or lower hemlines on pants and skirts, take in tops and...

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Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

12/04/2021 - 12/27/2021

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this impressive house as a backdrop for their creative holiday arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry...

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Holiday Wreath Making Workshop

12/04/2021

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Craft a classic holiday wreath using an assortment of traditional greenery. Attendees will be led through a hands-on design process by members of the Garden Club of Charleston, who annually...

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Holiday Open House at the Manigault House

12/04/2021

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Kick-off your festive season on Saturday, December 4th at the Holiday Open House! Every year the Garden Club of Charleston transforms the Joseph Manigault House with beautiful decorations for the...

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Conversations with a Curator: Ice Age with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

12/10/2021

10:30 am

Approximately 2.6 million years ago was the start of the best known and most recent global glacial event: the Great Ice Age. During this time, glaciers kept water frozen, resulting...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

12/10/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

12/11/2021

9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from...

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Holiday Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

12/12/2021

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join local artist Daisy McClellan at The Charleston Museum for a relaxing Holiday Candle Making Workshop with vintage vessels. Learn how to make your very own candles from beginning to end....

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Homeschool History Day: Snow Science

12/16/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

We don't see snow very often here in Charleston, so let's make some in the lab. Use chemistry to create crystals and enjoy a tour of our latest exhibit in...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

12/17/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Discovery Day: Shape Up

12/21/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Step back in time and walk through the Joseph Manigault House searching for shapes. Explore the architectural details and decorative items of this Federal-style home for shapes and geometric designs. ...

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Christmas Eve: Museum and historic houses close at 1:30 pm

12/24/2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses will close at 1:30 pm on Christmas Eve so that staff may to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Last Tour at...

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Christmas Day: Museum and historic houses CLOSED

12/25/2021

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are closed on Christmas Day so that staff may to enjoy the holiday with family and friends. We resume regular hours on the...

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New Year’s Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

01/01/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.  Start your new year off with America's first museum! The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am...

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Kid Tours: Fur & Frost

01/05/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Enjoy a tour of our latest Historic Textiles exhibit, Fur & Frost: Carolina Winters. Learn about warm clothes for different occasions, and what makes a garment suitable for the winter in different time...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/07/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Hidden Treasures: A Reassessment of South Carolina Silver

01/10/2022 - 03/06/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Hidden Treasures: A Reassessment of South Carolina Silver on view in the main lobby until March 6, 2022. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been...

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Discovery Day: Fur and Feathers

01/11/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Bring your tiny tot to the Museum to touch textiles and create a collage.  Toddlers will take a scavenger hunt through our latest exhibit Fur and Frost: Carolina Winters and...

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The Charleston Museum’s 249th Birthday!

01/12/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the Charleston Museum's birthday with a visit to the Museum!   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington House: Monday...

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Conversations with a Curator: Early Days Gallery with Curator of Historic Archaeology Martha Zierden

01/14/2022

10:30 am

The Charleston Museum, founded January 12, 1773, is America’s first museum. Celebrate the Museum’s 249th birthday with a tour of the Museum’s history and its earliest collections. The Early Days gallery reflects the...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/14/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

01/17/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington...

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Homeschool History Day: Patriots, Protests, and Parliament

01/20/2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Students will portray colonists, parliament, and the King to learn about the causes of the American Revolution.  Explore our Becoming Americans: Charleston in the Revolution exhibit and the ways patriots...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/21/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Floral Arrangement Workshop With The Garden Club of Charleston

01/22/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join members of the Garden Club of Charleston for a floral arrangement workshop. Participants will be creating cheerful arrangements with seasonal materials to celebrate the New Year.  No experience necessary. ...

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Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

01/28/2022

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History on Fridays from 2 to 4 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. Gibson will be on hand to share projects he...

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Full STEAM Ahead: Glow

01/29/2022

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

During these dark days of winter let’s create some light!  Learn about animals that make their own light and rocks that glow while experimenting with fluorescence materials and blacklights.  Create...

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In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick

02/12/2022

9:30 am - 11:00 am

In 1863 the Confederate earthworks, Batteries Pringle and Tynes, were constructed by enslaved people and soldiers to serve as part of General P.G.T. Beauregard's "New Lines."  Hurriedly constructed, both served...

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President’s Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

02/21/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on New Year's Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

03/26/2022

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dyeing with an indigo fructose vat using Shibori techniques with Kristy Bishop Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill...

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Chintz: A Quilted History

04/02/2022 - 12/04/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Don't miss the opportunity to explore Chintz: A Quilted History on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated. We...

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Easter: Museum and historic houses CLOSED

04/17/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are closed on Easter, so that staff may to enjoy the holiday with family and friends.  We resume regular hours on the Monday,...

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Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop

04/23/2022

10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Charleston fiber artist, Kristy Bishop will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes. We are surrounded by plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they...

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