Covid-19 Update

EFFECTIVE August 1, 2022: The Museum follows CDC guidelines with respect to mask wearing. Charleston County's Covid-19 community level is currently listed as high. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged while visiting Museum sites.

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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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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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