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

Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Pretty Colors

PAST EXHIBIT The Charleston Museum’s current Textiles exhibit, Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style, looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. This exhibit will be on display until March 5, 2017. From now until then,…

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Killer Fashion: Killing for Feathers

PAST EXHIBIT The Charleston Museum’s current Textiles exhibit, Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style, looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. This exhibit will be on display until March 5, 2017. From now until then,…

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Storeroom Stories: Ring Jug

PAST EXHIBIT A certainly odd, albeit eye-catching, form of South Carolina pottery, these alkaline-glazed ring jugs, in fact, did serve a specific purpose for their time. A ceramic canteen of sorts, its doughnut shape played a duel role in not only helping keep the water inside of it cooler, but…

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A Word from our Director

Happy New Year!  Once again, thank you to all those who so generously gave to our Annual Appeal or our Natural History Gallery renovation project in 2016.  This past year was another active one for America’s First Museum in terms of special exhibits, collections management, programs and extensive planning and…

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Killer Fashion: The Consequences of Corsetry

PAST EXHIBIT The Charleston Museum’s current Textiles exhibit, Killer Fashion: The Consequence of Style, looks at the often tragic side of fashionable dress as it relates to the natural environment and those who wore these garments. This exhibit will be on display until March 5, 2017. From now until then,…

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