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2015 Joseph Manigault Holiday Decorations

The Garden Club of Charleston, once again, brought holiday spirit into the Joseph Manigault House, adorning its rooms, hallways, and stairways with greenery, feathers, ribbons, and more! These spectacular arrangements represent 2015’s chosen theme, Tis The Season! Join us again next year to view more beautiful holiday decorations!

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1920s Wedding Dresses

PAST EXHIBIT While preparing the garments for our upcoming wedding dress exhibit, it occurred to me that the gowns of the 1920s were probably the most dramatic departure from “traditional” attire. This was true of course in daily wear – it was the first time women were allowed to wear…

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Toys from the Attic

   Toy truck, c.1947 Cast metal Woolworth’s toy delivery truck; Purchased at Woolworth’s five-and-dime store on King Street as a gift to Tom Waring. Whether educational tools, social stimulants or just mindless time killers, toys by their very nature remain an entertaining, albeit incredibly varied, lot and, unlike some other…

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Storeroom Stories: Chief Moses Henry Nathan

PAST EXHIBIT Moses Henry Nathan was born in Charleston to Henry Nathan and Esther Levy on November 7, 1821. A member of the Shearit Israel Synagogue, he became a prominent businessman, owning a coach and carriage business on the corner of Meeting and Wentworth Streets. It seems though, his real…

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Not Just Turkey

The Heyward-Washington kitchen is the setting for this image by Terry Richardson that captures Charleston’s bountiful coast.  The remains of many of the foods shown here were retrieved from the cellar of the Heyward kitchen. In 1851, the South Carolina Society for the Improvement of Domestic Poultry held its first…

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