Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 2, 2021: Per Charleston County requirement all persons must wear face coverings when in Charleston County indoor public spaces. Accordingly, masks must be worn while visiting The Charleston Museum and its historic houses. Thank you for your cooperation and for helping our community to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Carte-de-Visite

PAST EXHIBIT General Robert E. Lee General Ulysses S. Grant Carte-de-Visite Carte-de-Visite photographs (CdVs) were small photographic prints mounted on cards 2 ½ by 4 inches, a successor to engraved “calling cards.” These small albumen prints were exceptionally popular for approximately twenty years. They hit their peak popularity around the…

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One Day Exhibit: Original South Carolina Ordinance of Secession

PAST EXHIBIT Monday, December 20, 2010 (One Day Only) Adopting the Ordinance of Secession on December 20, 1860, South Carolina became the first state to declare its separation from the Union. Four days later, state leaders summarized reasons for this in the “Declaration of the Immediate Causes” of secession. As…

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New Accessions Dec. 10, 2010

PAST EXHIBIT “The Meriwether Dipper” named by members of the Meriwether family from Bamberg, SC. Water dippers of this size and proportion are a bit rare for the 19th century. Furthermore, an extremely faint maker’s mark appears at the bottom of the bowl. Pending further investigation, it is attributed to…

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Holiday Decorations at the Joseph Manigault House

Each year, the Garden Club of Charleston uses the magnificent Joseph Manigault House as a backdrop for their creative arrangements, using only live plant materials that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the 19th century. Here’s a peek at some of their work. Click on Photo for Slideshow…

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New Accessions: Nov 19, 2010

PAST EXHIBIT Yesterday we received a fabulous new accession! It is a family collection given in memory of Anna Heesemann Thiely. It consists of two Ambrotypes, a carte-de-viste album and a photograph. The Ambrotypes are of the Heesemann family – John, alone, and then with his wife and children. Mr….

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