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.
Curator Talk: The Lowcountry in Living Color with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick
Over 90 percent of the photographs housed in the Museum’s Archives are black and white. And while many viewers find them historically charming, others find it difficult to see particular details within the image. By colorizing a black and white photograph, certain components otherwise overlooked, come to life. Join Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick to view 20 black and white photographs (not on exhibit) that have been transformed to living color.
Curator Talk programs provide visitors with an overview of a specified topic related to the Museum’s extraordinary and diverse collections before exploring the galleries on their own. Held in the Arthur M. Wilcox Auditorium, each Curator-led talk allows participants to immerse themselves in different areas of Charleston’s rich history with insight provided by the Museum’s knowledgeable curatorial staff. Conversations with a Curator and Curator Talks programs are typically held on the second Friday of each month.
All Curator Talk programs are open to the public and FREE for Members and FREE with admission. Effective August 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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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.