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.

General News

New Accessions: Needlework sampler at The Charleston Museum

PAST EXHIBIT It is always exciting to add a new artifact to the collections of the Museum. It is even more thrilling when that item dates to 1822 and was made right here in Charleston! The Museum already has the largest collection of Charleston-made schoolgirl needlework samplers in the world,…

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Chimney Sweep Quilting Bee update

PAST EXHIBIT by Rachel Chesser, PR & Events Coordinator Last summer The Charleston Museum kicked off its new Quilting Bee program. I have had so many inquiries about our project over the past few months, I thought I’d give you quilt junkies a little update. Our current project is based…

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Silver Collection “Favorites”

by Grahame Long, Curator of History People ask me all the time: “What’s your most favorite thing in the whole museum?” or “If the place were on fire, what would be the first thing you would grab?” As you might expect, it is next to impossible for me (or really…

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Maroons of Suriname and a “Winged” Shabti: from the Archaeology Dept

PAST EXHIBIT Wood carvings of the Maroons of Suriname  The Maroons of Suriname and Guiana are descendants of escaped slaves who formed independent communities in the South American rain forests. Unable to defeat them, the Dutch government granted them their freedom in the 1760s. Six Maroon tribes remain in Suriname,…

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Crocodile

Charleston is busy ramping up for the season with the opening of the Southeastern Wildlife Expo. With The Charleston Museum’s vast natural history collection, we thought it would be fun to focus on several interesting items in our collections throughout the coming week. Crocodile Gavialosuchus carolinensis This toothy creature always…

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