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.

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Storeroom Stories: Freedom from Want

PAST EXHIBIT “Our cook cooked it, I painted it and we ate it.  That was one of the few times I’ve ever eaten the model.” – Norman Rockwell Sometimes referred to as, I’ll be Home for Christmas, Rockwell’s iconic nuclear family seated around the white linen table as a turkey…

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Storeroom Stories: Entomology

PAST EXHIBIT Entomology is the study of insects. Insect collections, like the collections housed here at The Charleston Museum, are vital to understanding the vast diversity of insects that inhabit our planet. Insects, and other arthropods like spiders and crustaceans, make up a large portion of Kingdom Animalia. In fact,…

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Bringing Them Back to Life: The History of Collecting

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. Observation and description of local flora and fauna had been an interest of many wealthy Europeans who collected and studied organisms as a hobby and in…

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Manners Most Morbid

Strolling the Lowcountry’s funerary art collection held within its vast cemeteries and graveyards is oftentimes a consuming experience that has been described over the years as everything from “morose,” to “elegant,” “tragic,” to “whimsical,” and above all “incredibly beautiful.” Of course, whatever the thoughts on the marker or its accompanying…

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Bringing them Back to Life: Megalodon and Sharks of the Lowcountry

Bringing Them Back to Life is a blog series from The Charleston Museum that provides updates and plans for our Natural History Gallery renovations. The geologic history of the Lowcountry is tied to the Atlantic ocean. Just as the ocean has shaped the coast, it has shaped the lifestyles of…

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