Covid-19 Update

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.

General News

Bringing them Back to Life: Conserving Archaeological Metals

Impressed lettering is legible on two lead cloth seals after conservation.  The third has impressed numbers that are obscured by corrosion. Faithful readers of the Museum blog will recognize the title from the series of articles by Natural Sciences Curator Matt Gibson, describing plans for our new Natural History gallery. …

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The Legendary Legendre

When researching the people who wore the historic clothing in our collection, we often only find their census records and their tombstones, even less if the wearer was a woman. It’s very rare that we can plug their name into Google and come up with hundreds of articles detailing their…

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Shots of Charleston

PAST EXHIBIT Morton “Nicky” Brailsford Paine, Jr. was arguably, one of the most dedicated photographers of the Holy City. Continually interested in mechanics and new inventions, Paine led the way in using modern scientific advancements.  He was also a cross-country driver, a pilot, and one of the first amateurs to…

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Shark Week

Sharks are a vital component of a healthy marine habitat. As apex predators, their presence shows there are enough prey species in the ecosystem, whereas conversely their absence would suggest a problem with the food web. Sharks maintain the health of marine ecosystems by targeting weaker prey, leaving the stronger…

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Unfurled

PAST EXHIBIT With Flag Day this month and Independence Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to unveil the new temporary exhibit, Unfurled: Flags from the Collections of The Charleston Museum. Flags have long been used both symbolically and practically to convey messages. Unfurled showcases some of the flags in…

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