Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 10, 2022: Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and helping our community to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

General News

2018 Accessions

In 2018 some fascinating items were generously donated to The Charleston Museum’s collection. We are most grateful to the individuals and families who have helped to strengthen the Museums collections in making these gifts. Here’s a glimpse at some of what came in this year: Pleistocene fossils from the Bull…

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Cold Snaps and Climate Change

Climate change is a topic constantly debated online and in the news. The biggest aspect is less that climate change can, and is, occurring and more about how quickly it is occurring and how humans are playing a part in these changes. As winter approaches, one of the common arguments…

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The Centennial of Armistice Day

Black and white photograph of a group of soldiers belonging to the 26th Infantry, 1st Division. 1919. “The Armistice was signed this morning.” wrote President Woodrow Wilson on November 11, 1918. “Everything for which America fought has been accomplished; it will now be our fortunate duty to assist by example,…

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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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