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Captain Carsten Nohrden’s Sword

by Neil F.Nohrden, Asst. Curator of History  The first time that I saw the sword was several years ago as I walked through a temporary exhibit on the Civil War at the Charleston Museum. Among the cases, there was a sword which caught my eye. The label stated it belonged…

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Charleston Appliquéd Panel

PAST EXHIBIT For me, one of the stunning objects in the Historic Textile Gallery, and actually in the whole textile collection, is a long appliquéd panel depicting the city of Charleston. Extending approximately 17 feet in length and 17 inches high, it has long been a challenge to exhibit. Finally,…

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Civil War Fashion Try-on 2012

Once again we all had a fantastic time at Saturday’s “Civil War Living History Event: Fashion Try-On,” Our friends from the Carolina Ladies Aid Society brought a plentiful supply of dresses and accessories for women, coats and hats for the men,and period style outfits for the children. They helped Museum…

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50% off any Museum Membership – Today Only (May 18th, 2012)

In Celebration of International Museum Day we are offering a “1 day only special” of 50% off all new memberships. To redeem this deal go to our Membership Page, choose your membership category and use the Coupon Code: “ILoveMuseums” when you check out from our online store. Membership page of…

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Annual Fundraiser: Beach Music on the Boardwalk

On April 26, guests were invited to s tep back in time to the heyday of dancing at Folly Beach and the Grand Strand at the Charleston Museum’s annual fundraiser. They danced night away at “Beach Music on the Boardwalk,” featuring live beach music by the Ocean Drive Party Band,…

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