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 in lower sea levels that opened up land habitats in what would become the Lowcountry. This swath of land allowed for a radiation of diverse mammalian megafauna including mammoths, bison, ground sloths, and dire wolves to thrive. Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson will chronicle the life and ecology of these Ice Age behemoths on display in the Bunting Natural History Gallery as well as discuss their eventual demise.
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. Conversations with a Curator and Curator Talks programs are typically held on the second Friday of each month
All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and FREE with admission. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated.