EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.
Conversations with a Curator: Chintz: A Quilted History with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman
Join Curator of Historic Textiles, Virginia Theerman, for an in depth tour of the Museum’s current historic textiles exhibit,Chintz: A Quilted History. Learn why these cotton textiles that were hand painted and block printed with large-scale floral motifs were highly sought after in the 18th and 19th centuries and how chintz evolved into ‘chintzy”.
Conversations with a Curator allows visitors a chance to have an in-depth look at an object or exhibit in the Museum galleries, ask questions and spark conversations. The Charleston Museum’s collections are both extraordinary and diverse and each Curator-led talk and tour allows participants to immerse themselves in a different aspect of Charleston’s rich history.
All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and FREE with admission.
EFFECTIVE MAY 3, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County’s Covid-19 community level is currently listed as low. Masks are not required while visiting Museum sites.
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In the Museum’s Armory, see excellent examples of historic weaponry, dating from 1750 to the twentieth century, with uses that ranged from military to more personal applications such as hunting and dueling.
In the Lowcountry History Hall, see materials relating to the Native Americans who first inhabited the Lowcountry and the African American and European settlers who transformed the region into an agricultural empire.
In the Natural History gallery you will see an extraordinary array of birds, reptiles and mammals that have called the South Carolina Lowcountry home since prehistory, including contributions from noted naturalists.