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It’s Football Season Again in South Carolina!

PAST EXHIBIT This black and white photograph, taken by M.B. Paine c. 1910, shows the Porter Military Academy football team in action against an unknown opponent. Notice the heavy wool uniforms with extra padding in the pants and the leather nose guards worn for “protecting” the nose! Originally located in…

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Storeroom Stories: Bisque-porcelain doll, “Rebecca”

PAST EXHIBIT Although only two years old at the time of receiving this doll, Mrs. Constance Bennett (then Miss Constance Courtenay) grew to understand its extraordinary journey from her grandmother’s house in New York to her temporary home in Camden, S.C. Constance was born in Charleston on August 23, 1863…

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Keeping Cool – Bathing Suits

PAST EXHIBIT Still trying to cool off in these dog days of August? You might think that a quick trip to the beach for a dip in the ocean would be a great way to cool off. Today, it might be, but for women in the Lowcountry, that hasn’t always…

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Storeroom Stories

PAST EXHIBIT Founded in 1773, The Charleston Museum is, in fact, America’s first. Needless to say, over the centuries the Museum has acquired many incredible artifacts. A myriad of items exemplifying the rich history of South Carolina, the Lowcountry, and Charleston itself are on display permanently. However, one must also…

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Keeping Cool – Fans

PAST EXHIBIT   Keeping cool in the sweltering South Carolina Lowcountry has been a challenge from the days of the first European settlers. Dressed in their European finery, they surely felt the heat – and humidity, just as we do today. But fashion generally won out, and women coped as…

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