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Macbeth Silver

by Grahame Long, Curator of History Coin silver sugar bowl and cream pitcher Marked by Peter and Ann Bateman, London, 1799 Among the furnishings at Wantoot Plantation, these two items are a unique lot. In a collection where provenance can mean everything, this large sugar bowl and creamer are vital…

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Nighttime at the Museum – June 6, 2013

For one night a year, history comes alive at the Charleston Museum! We turned the lights down low and asked our young visitors to bring their flashlights to explore our galleries. Historical figures roamed the halls. Spotted around the museum were British soldiers, a suffragette, Eliza Lucas Pinckney, medieval knights…

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The Swamp Fox Revealed: Francis Marion-Related Objects in the Charleston Museum

By Carl P. Borick, Assistant Director A close examination of artifacts in the permanent exhibitions at the Charleston Museum will reveal a number of references to Francis Marion, one of the most recognized names in South Carolina history. A dedicated case in the Revolutionary War section, for instance, contains an…

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Hand-drawn Map of James Island

PAST EXHIBIT   Jennifer Sheetz, Archivist It is not often that archival items can be displayed. Due to their fragile nature (easily damaged by light, which is irreversible), it can be challenging to exhibit paper-based items. Luckily with the advent of social media – blogs, Tumblr, etc. – archival items…

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The Charleston Museum Archives needs your help!

by Jennifer Sheetz, Archivist The Charleston Museum Archives needs your help! We are asking for donations of older Charleston City Directories. Curators (among other researchers) use these resources almost daily to expand our knowledge of Charleston companies and families. More particularly, here at the museum, we use them to determine…

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