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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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“Whatever is to be Performed or Endured”

The Charleston Museum’s 71st Regiment Cartridge Box Badge By Carl P. Borick, Assistant Director Many of the artifacts in The Charleston Museum’s collections have fascinating stories behind them. Among them is the British 71st Regiment cartridge box badge in the “Becoming Americans” permanent exhibit. Such badges frequently adorned Revolutionary era…

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New Native American exhibits in the Lowcountry gallery

Martha Zierden, Curator of Historical Archaeology Hand-tinted map of South Carolina coast and inland area, published in 1696 by Nicholas Sanson, a French cartographer. The map, based on the c. 1695 Thornton-Morden map, was first published in Sanson’s Atlas Nouveau Contenant Toutes Les Parties du Monde. It depicts the area…

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