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The Largest Flying Seabird in the World

The publication of paleontologist Daniel Ksepka’s paper, Flight Performance of the Largest Volant Bird, which was released just this month, has created a lot of buzz worldwide. Everyone has been talking about the incredible, now extinct animal with such outlets as CNN, FOX News, NBC News, BBC, National Geographic, and…

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Storeroom Stories: Canned Water

PAST EXHIBIT   Twenty-five years ago this month, Hurricane Hugo, a strong category four storm, smashed ashore just northeast of Charleston on September 21, 1989. It remains the worst recorded hurricane in the state’s history. With damaging winds extending 140 miles out from its eye, Hugo’s outer edge began battering…

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Pinckney Perfection

Grahame Long, Chief Curator It might be a bit of an old cliché, but one of the best parts of this job is never knowing just what is going to come through my office door here at America’s first museum. Having an appointment with both our Director and me a…

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FANS host a lovely Evening Under the Stars!

On April 25, 2014 the FANS (Friends and Needed Supporters of the Charleston Museum) hosted “An Evening Under the Stars.” It was an exciting and beautiful evening in the Museum’s newly renovated courtyard and the Joseph Manigault House. We were thrilled with the large turnout for our fundraiser benefitting renovation and…

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Two Parties for the Price of One

Two parties for the price of one – that’s what you get at the Charleston Museum’s “AN EVENING UNDER THE STARS” on Friday, April 25th.  And what a price! $80 (for non-members), for two cocktail parties, elegant dinner stations with ALL DRINKS INCLUDED and dancing to the music of Breezin’. …

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