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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Blooms and Bubbles: Exclusive Garden Tour with the Garden Club of Charleston

05/22/2024

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The beautiful formal garden located behind the Joseph Manigault House has been maintained by the Garden Club of Charleston since 1949. The garden is designed to reflect what might have...

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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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Memorial Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

05/27/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Charleston Museum and its historic houses are open on Memorial Day.   The Charleston Museum: Monday through Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 to 5 pm Heyward-Washington House:...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

05/31/2024

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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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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Kid Tours: Crazy Quilts

06/05/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

The Charleston Museum is crazy for quilts! Enjoy a tour of our latest Historic Textiles exhibit, The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting. Quilts are a work of art and...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

06/07/2024

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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Invisible Ink: Printing with Mordants and Natural Dyeing with Local Artist Kristy Bishop

06/08/2024 - 06/09/2024

9:30 am - 12:30 pm

June 8: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm and June 9: 9:30 – 11:30 am. In this two day workshop, fiber artist Kristy Bishop will teach participants how to print on...

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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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Kid Tours: Magnificent Megalodon

06/12/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Have you ever found a gigantic shark tooth in the marsh or at the beach? It probably belonged to a megalodon! Learn about this gigantic prehistoric shark and create your...

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Nighttime at the Museum

06/13/2024

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Lights! Camera! Action! An evening of adventure awaits you at Nighttime at the Museum: Night at the Movies!  Stop for pictures on the red carpet, then dive into history as...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

06/14/2024

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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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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Kid Tours: Beautiful Bugs

06/19/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Bugs come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns! Learn about the beautiful bugs in the Charleston Museum’s collections and design your own beautiful bug buddy! Kid Tours is a...

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Historic Cocktail and Spirits Series: Madeira Wine Workshop with Love & Bunches

06/20/2024

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Guests are invited to join the Charleston Museum for a brand-new cocktail series to explore a range of spirits and wine. For the second installment in the series, join Museum Curators...

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Conversations with a Curator: Beyond the Ashes: The Lowcountry’s New Beginnings

06/21/2024

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Join Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman and Curator of History Chad Stewart for a talk on the upcoming permanent gallery expansion in Fall of 2024. The talk will use...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

06/21/2024

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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Gullah Rag Rug Workshop with Quilter Artist and Designer Cookie Washington

06/22/2024

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join Quilter Artist and Keeper of the Culture, Cookie Washington for a Gullah Rag Rug class.  Washington will provide an interactive demonstration of Rag Rug technique honoring Gullah artist Sharon...

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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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Kid Tours: Carolina Day

06/26/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the reason for the season—Carolina Day! Discover why June 28th is so important to South Carolinians and how it impacted the American Revolution. Design your own flag to commemorate...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

06/28/2024

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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The Art of Abstraction: Sketching in the Historic Textiles Gallery

06/30/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on exhibit in the Historic Textiles Gallery, through self-guided drawing in a relaxed drop-in sketching session. Presented alongside modern works from...

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Kid Tours: Powerful Powder

07/03/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Learn the science behind gun powder and discover its use in cannons, ammunition, and even fireworks! Make your own (non-exploding) firecracker to take home. Kid Tours is a series designed...

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Independence Day: Museum and its historic houses OPEN

07/04/2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

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Kid Tours: Wriggling Reptiles

07/10/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Snakes, turtles, and alligators—what’s not to love?! Explore remarkable reptiles from the collection of the Charleston Museum, and craft your own silly snake! Kid Tours is a series designed to...

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Exclusive Storeroom Tour: Quilts, A Study in Pieces

07/11/2024

6:00 pm

Join Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman for an exclusive behind the scenes tour in the museum's storeroom! This evening session will be about exploring quilts, their makers, and how...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

07/12/2024

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

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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Kid Tours: Sunken Sub

07/17/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Archaeologists don’t just dig, some can dive! Learn about underwater archaeology and the story of the H.L Hunley. Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection...

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Historic Cocktail and Spirits Series: Beer Tasting Workshop with Holy City Brewing

07/18/2024

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Guests are invited to join the Charleston Museum for a brand-new cocktail series to explore a range of spirits and wine. For the final installment in the series, join Museum Curators...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

07/19/2024

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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Kid Tours: Wacky Whales

07/24/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Millions of years ago, whales lived on land! Discover the changes whales have undergone and meet some of the whales in the Museum’s whale-y cool natural history collection. Make your...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

07/26/2024

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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Succulent Terrarium Workshop with Pretty Lil Garden

07/27/2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Pretty Lil Garden for a Succulent Terrarium plant class and make your very own terrarium to bring home. Your registration includes an all-inclusive terrarium build. All supplies including glassware, succulents and...

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The Art of Abstraction: Sketching in the Historic Textiles Gallery

07/28/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on exhibit in the Historic Textiles Gallery, through self-guided drawing in a relaxed drop-in sketching session. Presented alongside modern works from...

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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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Kid Tours: Raising Rice

07/31/2024

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Carolina Gold is not actual gold—it’s rice! Learn all about this important cash crop. Create art with rice, use a mortar and pestle to remove rice shells, and explore how...

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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/02/2024

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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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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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/09/2024

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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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/16/2024

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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Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

08/23/2024

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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The Art of Abstraction: Sketching in the Historic Textiles Gallery

08/25/2024

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experience The Art of Abstraction: Modernism in Quilting, currently on exhibit in the Historic Textiles Gallery, through self-guided drawing in a relaxed drop-in sketching session. Presented alongside modern works from...

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