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

2020 New Accessions

Mourning jewelry with hairwork relating to the Snowden family. Donated by Harriet Little Adult figures seated in wooden chairs inscribed with the maker’s name, Marcia E. Clark. Donated by Teresa Platt. One Yeamans Hall Club golf score card, a handwritten script on Murphy & Company Cotton Brokers letterhead and a…

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General News

The Garden Club of Charleston & The Charleston Museum

An Historic Partnership One beneficial effort that will not be cancelled this year due to the pandemic is the decorating of the Joseph Manigault House for the holidays. We are so grateful to the ladies of The Garden Club of Charleston for creating the beautiful holiday arrangements that enhance an…

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General News

Designers + Artisans: Installed in the Gallery

October 24, 2020 – April 25, 2021 Designers + Artisans: Made in the Lowcountry opened last weekend, showcasing objects ranging from 1788 to 2019 grouped together by craft, including needlework, basketry, woven textiles, and quilts, as well as homemade and designer garments and accessories. This is my first full exhibition…

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General News

A Different Kind of Pandemic

Excerpt from a letter from Captain Nathaniel Pendleton to General Nathanael Greene, September 2, 1782 It was summer 1782, and the Revolutionary War was winding down. In the wake of the great victory by American and French forces over the British at Yorktown in October 1781, the royal government had decided…

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Education, General News

Education Opportunities in a Pandemic

Lots of things are different these days. One thing that hasn’t changed is The Charleston Museum’s commitment to education and the community. The Education Department has been updating its educational offerings and developing new ways to reach teachers, students, and families in these uncertain times. This summer we successfully ran…

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