Covid-19 Update

Tours at our historic houses are on the hour beginning at 10 am Monday through Saturday, and 12 pm on Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4 pm.
Masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for helping our community slow the spread of COVID-19.
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General News

Killer Fashion

In planning the next exhibition for our Textile Gallery, we thought it would be an interesting idea to look at fashions that not only decimated animal populations but also harmed the makers and wearers of these various fashion statements. Simple concept, right? Yes – and no. I was quickly overwhelmed…

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Storeroom Stories: Miss Saitama, 1927

One of fifty-eight unique dolls created by Japanese master artisans and exhibited here in her travel trunk, Miss Saitama was part of a US-Japan goodwill public relations campaign launched in opposition to the Oriental Exclusion Act of 1924, which disallowed Asian immigrants from seeking United States citizenship. Believing this new…

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Wedding Colors

The popularity of the white wedding dress is credited to Queen Victoria and her extraordinary wedding to Albert of Saxe-Coburg in 1840. The desire to emulate her enchanting bridal regalia crossed the English Channel and the Atlantic Ocean with speed and enthusiasm. An entire wedding etiquette and propriety grew and…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The Pelagornis

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. First, a big thank you to all those who have responded to our fundraising mailing and made a donation to the Natural History Gallery project.  Your…

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Director Carl P. Borick’s Lecture on American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South

Director Carl Borick recently gave a lecture at Anderson House, the headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati in Washington DC, on American prisoners of war during the American Revolution.  Many prisoners in the Southern Campaigns were captured or held in Charleston, and Mr. Borick discussed their fates during the…

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