The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting

01/20/2024 - 09/15/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Quilting has always been a means of creative expression, uniting color and pattern to form an object of purpose. Just as paint on canvas functions, the fabric pieces often work...

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The Art of Abstraction Lecture Series: Textiles and Abstraction

02/29/2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Charleston Museum is pleased to present its spring lecture series in conjunction with The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on display in the Historic Textiles Galleries.  To kick off...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

03/01/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

03/02/2024

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 a...

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/03/2024

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24) to focus on the lives of the women...

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The Art of Abstraction Lecture Series: Mixed Materials and Sustainable Practice

03/07/2024

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Charleston Museum is pleased to present its spring lecture series in conjunction with The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on display in the Historic Textiles Galleries. In conversation with Curator...

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Conversations with a Curator: Celebrating Women of Charleston

03/08/2024

10:30 am - 11:00 am

In Celebrating Women of Charleston, Chief of Collections and Archivist Jennifer McCormick will showcase an extensive array of artwork found in the Museum’s Archives by some of the most talented ladies...

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Teen Homeschool History Day Engineering War: Civil War Fortifications at Dill

03/08/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Explore two Civil War earthwork fortifications, Battery Pringle and Battery Tynes, located at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary on James Island. Hear the tale of the skirmish on the Stono...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

03/08/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Modern Punch Needle Pillow Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

03/09/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join local artist Daisy McClellan on March 9th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm to learn the art of punch needle. Taking inspiration from The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting in the Historic...

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/10/2024

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24) to focus on the lives of the women...

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Workshop: Heroines of History

03/15/2024

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learn all about the women who shaped Charleston's history and participate in activities representing their spirit. Embark on a guided tour of the Museum emphasizing women and their roles in...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

03/15/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

03/16/2024

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of...

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St. Patrick’s Day Family Fun Event

03/17/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Celebrate the luck of the Irish! Create your own lucky leprechaun, rainbow twirler, and a special shamrock! This drop-in event is free with membership or admission to the Charleston Museum and is...

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/17/2024

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24) to focus on the lives of the women...

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Homeschool History Day: Preserving Charleston

03/21/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

History is all around you in Charleston thanks to the work and passion of several women. Learn all about architecture and the preservation movement in the 1920s that saved Charleston’s...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

03/22/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 - 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will...

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Easter Egg Hunt Family Fun Event at the Dill Sanctuary

03/23/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get egg-cited to have a hoppy Spring! Join us at our 580-acre nature preserve, the Dill Sanctuary, for a morning of crafts and activities followed by an Easter Egg hunt....

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Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

03/24/2024

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24) to focus on the lives of the women...

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Teen Workshop: Lethal Lady

03/29/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Hear the tale of America’s first female serial killer, Lavinia Fisher. But was she really the manipulative murderess and robber she was accused of being? Dive into historical records and folklore,...

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Easter: Museum and its Historic Houses CLOSED

03/31/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its Historic Houses are closed on Easter.  We resume regular hours on the Monday, April 1.  The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5...

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Children’s Painting Workshop with Local Artist and Museum Educator Maggie Roof

04/01/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us at the Dill Sanctuary to learn to paint a saltmarsh landscape with Museum Educator, Maggie Roof. Maggie is a professional artist and graduate of SCAD. Supplies, including easels...

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Beachcombers Workshop

04/02/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Have you ever discovered something on the beach and said, "What is that?!”? At the Beachcombers Workshop, you will have the chance to learn about some of these treasures of...

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Entomophiles Workshop

04/03/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all bug lovers! Join us at the Dill Sanctuary to learn all about creepy crawlies. Search for insects on a guided bug hunt, craft a glow-in-the-dark firefly, and learn...

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Naturalists Workshop

04/04/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Would you rather be outside than stuck inside all day? Then you might just be a naturalist! Join us at the Dill Sanctuary for an outdoorsy adventure! Act as a...

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Teen Workshop: Ancient Engineering

04/05/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Have you ever marveled at the ancient wonders and thought, “I could do that”? Now is your chance! Attempt to build your own miniature catapult, craft a chariot, and embrace...

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Educator Professional Development: Life in the Saltmarsh

04/08/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Discover the Dill Sanctuary! Explore on a guided Marsh Walk highlighting the unique and valuable saltmarsh and maritime forest ecosystems. Come face to face with creatures adapted to life in...

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Teen Homeschool History Day:WWII on the Homefront

04/12/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

We can do it! Learn about the truth of these words as you explore the role Charlestonians at home played in World War II—war isn’t just fought at the front....

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STEAM Saturday: Out of this World

04/13/2024

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Journey into the Final Frontier! Make galaxy slime, map a constellation, and create a galaxy you can hold in your hands. Full STEAM Ahead is now STEAM Saturday. STEAM Saturday...

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Homeschool History Day: War on the Stono at Dill

04/18/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Discover the Civil War history of James Island by visiting Battery Pringle located at the Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary. Stand in the middle of the earthwork structure and hear the...

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Screen Printing Clay Resist & Indigo Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

04/21/2024

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

In this workshop participants will learn how to combine screen printing using a clay paste and indigo. Charleston fiber artist Kristy Bishop will demo how to make the clay paste,...

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Closer Look Tour: The Art of Abstraction

04/26/2024

10:30 am

The Charleston Museum is thrilled to partner with The Gibbes Museum of Art for the second consecutive year on their Art Charleston Festival. The current exhibition "The Art of Abstraction:...

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Bundle and Ice Dyeing with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

04/27/2024

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join local artist Daisy McClellan for her workshop, Exploring Color through Bundle and Ice Dyeing. In this class you’ll learn two dying techniques, one hot and one cold. Starting with...

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Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

05/04/2024

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join local artist Kristy Bishop as she leads an introductory workshop on dyeing with indigo at the Dill Sanctuary!  Participants will have the chance to learn about the history of...

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Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour with Director Carl Borick

05/09/2024

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Carl P. Borick, Director of The Charleston Museum and author of A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, as he leads a tour to some of the key points related to...

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Teen Homeschool History Day: Pirates

05/10/2024

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Hear the tales of the legendary pirates connected to Charleston, and learn about the democratic principles these outlaws followed. Work with shipmates to create a Code of Conduct and decide...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

05/11/2024

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 a...

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Homeschool History Day: Colonial Charles Towne

05/16/2024

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Travel back in time to the colonial days of Charles Towne. Play the Colonial Charles Towne Game of Life to learn what daily life was like in the city. Try...

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Teen Workshop: CSI

05/24/2024

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

A cat burglar has slipped into the Charleston Museum and stolen one of the most valuable artifacts in the collection. Develop skills used by crime scene investigators—such as DNA extraction,...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/03/2024 - 06/07/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Surround yourself with nature at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along the Stono River. Campers get down and dirty exploring a marsh...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/10/2024 - 06/14/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Surround yourself with nature at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along the Stono River. Campers get down and dirty exploring a marsh...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/17/2024 - 06/21/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Surround yourself with nature at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along the Stono River. Campers get down and dirty exploring a marsh...

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Nature Trailers Summer Camp at the Dill Sanctuary

06/24/2024 - 06/28/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Surround yourself with nature at The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary located on James Island along the Stono River. Campers get down and dirty exploring a marsh...

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Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

07/13/2024

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 a...

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Museum Camp

07/29/2024 - 08/02/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers Camp with Lowcountry Gifted Minds (Ages 6 – 11)

07/29/2024 - 08/02/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STEAM Explorers Camp is a summer adventure camp with a week full of surprises. Campers will have a STEAM-tastic time as they experience a taste of all that STEAM Camp offers. Campers will safely conduct experiments...

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Museum Camp

08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Travel back in time to learn about creatures, customs, and cultures throughout history. Campers ages 6 - 11 are invited to explore the collections of The Charleston Museum to learn...

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STEAM Explorers Camp with Lowcountry Gifted Minds (Ages 6 – 11)

08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

STEAM Explorers Camp is a summer adventure camp with a week full of surprises. Campers will have a STEAM-tastic time as they experience a taste of all that STEAM Camp offers. Campers will safely conduct experiments...

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