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: Killing for Fur and the Consequence of Fur Felting

PAST EXHIBIT Photograph of a woman in a fur coat, taken by M.B. Paine, Charleston photographer, 1930s. 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…

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2016 Joseph Manigault Holiday Decorations

This December The Garden Club of Charleston has again, brought holiday joy into the Joseph Manigault House, by adorning its rooms, hallways and stairways with greenery, feathers, ribbons and more! These spectacular arrangements coincide with this 2016’s theme, “The Nutcracker in Charleston” and will be displayed from December 3 – 27. See photos below…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: News and Updates from Director Carl P. Borick

It is hard to believe that the Museum’s new Natural History Gallery will be a reality in less than a year.  We are targeting mid-September for completion of the renovation with the official “opening to take place shortly thereafter.  Between years of planning, design and fundraising, the day that once…

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The Magic of Lantern Slides

By Jennifer McCormick, Chief of Collections “Miss White at the Piano,” early 1800s Before the invention of photographs and “moving pictures,” magic lanterns and glass slides were the primary means to show motion and project images. A hand painted image or landscape on a piece of glass would come to…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: Taxidermy with Becca Barnet

For some time now, The Charleston Museum has been working closely with Becca Barnet, of Sisal & Tow, on the design for our Natural History Gallery renovation project. While she and the Museum’s staff have been planning the gallery section by section, Barnet has also been performing needed taxidermy and repair work on…

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