Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s

03/28/2022 - 12/18/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Explore Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s on view in the Lowcountry Image Gallery until December 18, 2022.    

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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 Historic Textile Gallery.    

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Museum Store Members Holiday Sale

12/02/2022 - 12/15/2022

All Day

Beginning Friday, December 2, 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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Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

12/02/2022 - 12/30/2022

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 plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during...

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Children’s Holiday Workshop

12/07/2022

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: Baubles and Bulbs

12/09/2022

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Curator of History, Chad Stewart, as we explore the evolution of American Christmas décor since the nineteenth century by examining the Museum's collection of vintage Christmas decorations, including lights,...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

12/09/2022

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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Holiday Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

12/10/2022

11:00 am - 12:30 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...

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Members-only Sneak Peak Curators Tour: America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and Educating

12/13/2022

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On January 12th, 2023 The Charleston Museum will celebrate 250 years since its founding in 1773.  To commemorate this milestone, join us in the Historic Textiles Gallery for a special...

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Homeschool History Day: Holidays in the Lowcountry

12/15/2022

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Lowcountry is filled with unique cultures and holiday traditions. Take a brief tour of the Joseph Manigault House to see "Lowcountry Christmas" decorations designed by the Garden Club of...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

12/16/2022

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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America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving and Educating, Part 1

12/17/2022 - 06/04/2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Commemorating two and a half centuries since its founding and spanning nearly 4.6 billion years of history, we are pleased to present America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and...

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

12/24/2022

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 enjoy the holiday with family and friends. Last Tour at the...

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Christmas Day: Museum and Historic Houses CLOSED

12/25/2022

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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New Year’s Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

01/01/2023

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: Dino Droppings

01/04/2023

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

How do scientists know what dinosaurs ate? Learn all about coprolites and other fossils as you explore our Natural History Gallery. Create your own fossil and examine real dinosaur poop!...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

01/06/2023

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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250th Anniversary Commemoration of America’s First Museum, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Anthea M. Hartig, director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History

01/12/2023

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On January 12, 1773, members of the Charleston Library Society founded America’s first museum, which would evolve to become The Charleston Museum we know today.  Although established to examine the...

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Nighttime at the Museum 21+

01/13/2023

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Celebrate The Charleston Museum’s 250th birthday with an evening of adventure at Nighttime at the Museum, the adult version. Explore the galleries after-hours and discover the spicier side of the...

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The Charleston Museum’s 250th Birthday Party!

01/14/2023

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate The Charleston Museum's 250th birthday with historical fun for the whole family! In honor of this momentous anniversary, children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult. Discover special displays...

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

01/16/2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and our historic houses are open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5...

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Homeschool History Day: Fossil Frenzy

01/19/2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn about the wonderful and weird creatures that lived long ago by examining the only thing they left behind. Learn about different types of fossils, how they are created, and...

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Ale and Artifacts Happy Hour

01/19/2023

5:00 pm

On January 19th, join us for a very special happy hour at Holy City Brewing as the Museum takes its collection on the road.  See historic brewing tools and equipment...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

01/20/2023

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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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

01/27/2023

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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Eliza Lucas Pinckney Exhibit

05/13/2023 - 07/09/2023

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In honor of the Museum’s 250th anniversary, Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s gown will be exhibited in the Loeblein of Charleston Silver Gallery, along with some of her personal items. This c....

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America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving and Educating, Part 2

06/17/2023 - 01/07/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Commemorating two and a half centuries since its founding and spanning nearly 4.6 billion years of history, we are pleased to present America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving, and...

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