General News

Oyster Roast 2014

On Sunday, January 12, the Charleston Museum celebrated its 241st birthday with an Oyster Roast. Held at the Dill Sanctuary, the Museum’s wildlife sanctuary on James Island, this beautiful, mild winter day was full of friends, fantastic oyster, great music and history! Thank you to all our friends and supporters…

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Armory Renovation at the Charleston Museum!

We are starting 2014 with a renovation to the Museum’s armory. Although a few things will be going back into storage, a few new firearms and edged pieces will be coming out. Rest assured, however, all the old favorites will still be there including James Petigru’s dueling pistol, Henry Nock’s…

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Recent Acquisitions

The following are recent accessions for the Charleston Museum.  Thank you to all of our wonderful donors! Train conductor’s uniform coat & cap (above) worn by donor’s grandfather, James W. Gatch on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, c. 1904-1921; railroad memorabilia (including poster of the Palmetto Division No. 208 Order…

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2013 Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

Once again, Garden Club of Charleston members worked their magic with the holiday decorations at the Museum’s Joseph Manigault House. Their creative arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the 19th century, beautifully reflect this year’s theme of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.”…

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The Folly North Archaeological Project, 1990

The Charleston Museum is continuing its commemoration of the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War with “Our Duty was Quite Arduous”: The Union Encampment on Little Folly Island, 1863- 1865 This original exhibition presents Civil War artifacts recovered by Charleston Museum archaeologists from the beach of “Little Folly Island.” Accelerated erosion…

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