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Nighttime at the Museum 2015
Date: June 5, 2013
Time: 6 - 8 pm
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Imagine popping open an oyster with these! Oyster knives, c. 1865, outfitted with (whitetail) deer-antler handles, from the collections of the Charleston Museum.

Tickets are still available for our Oyster Roast on Sunday (Jan 12)! Join us for a gorgeous day of oysters & chili, history, music and scenery! Register online at http://bit.ly/ubM6Cq
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Welcome back to We are wrapping up the year of WW with a World War I era trench knife. Click http://bit.ly/1fkIJYC to learn more.
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SERIOUS OYSTER EATERS take note! Today is the LAST DAY to take advantage of the Early Bird discount on our Oyster Roast tickets. These make great stocking stuffers and gifts and you can save $5 per tickets if you order before midnight! Details at http://bit.ly/s5oGiL
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Early Bird Special: Buy your Oyster Roast tickets by Monday, December 16 and save $5 per ticket! Use coupon code: OYSTER2014 at checkout here http://bit.ly/s5oGiL

Our annual Oyster Roast at the Dill Sanctuary is scheduled for Sunday, January 12, 2014. The day will be full of oysters, chili, live music by Blue Plantation, a history walk and non-stop gorgeous views of the Stono River! Join us and help us celebrate the Charleston Museum's 241st birthday! Details at http://bit.ly/s5oGiL

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Welcome back to #WeaponryWednesday! Today we are featuring a late 18th century volley gun for use in the Royal Navy. Click http://bit.ly/18kPcUo to learn more about this hefty "small" arm!
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Obsessing over snow in Charleston? Then, you need to check out these c. 1899 snow photos from our Archives. Doesn't the Battery look bleak?!?!
These images of Charleston in the snow come to us from various photographers and donors - some with more information than others. Compiled weather statistics gave us a possible dates…there just has...
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Brrrrr. What's the perfect thing to do on a chilly winter morning? Come learn about cozy quilts, of course! Join us this morning at 10:30 for a curator-led of "Quintessential Quilts." FREE for members or with regular museum admission! Details at http://bit.ly/IUEvue
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Members - our big Gift Shop Sale wraps up this weekend so be sure to stop by for last-minute gifts! Save 30%! Details at http://bit.ly/1gDSlBA
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The last of our Christmas Traditions Tours at the Joseph Manigault House is today(Dec 18) at 4:00! Tour this beautifully decorated Adam-style house and learn about the Christmas meals, songs, games and stories enjoyed by the Joseph Manigault Family. Details at http://bit.ly/ISppaG!
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Members: have you stopped by to take advantage of the great holiday sale going on? Members receive 30% off everything in the Museum Gift Shop through December 22!
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Feast your eyes on the gorgeous decorations at our Joseph Manigault House! The Garden Club of Charleston did a truly splendid job with this year's theme. View the photo gallery at http://bit.ly/1bU8jFK.

Come see them for yourself by December 29. Better yet, enjoy the decorations during one of our Christmas Traditions Tours on Dec 11 & 18 - details at http://bit.ly/ID7Vz1.
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360 Meeting St Charleston, SC 29403
360 Meeting StreetUSSouth CarolinaCharleston29403
(843) 722-2996charlestonmuseum.org
MuseumToday 9AM–5PM
Saturday 9AM–5PMSunday 12–5PMMonday 9AM–5PMTuesday 9AM–5PMWednesday 9AM–5PMThursday 9AM–5PMFriday 9AM–5PM

The Charleston Museum, America's First Museum, founded in 1773. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the cultural and natural history of Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. We invite you to explore this rich, varied history at the Museum, Heyward-Washington and Joseph Manigault houses. All are located downtown, in America's Most Historic City.
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America's first museum, founded in 1773, exhibits relics from South Carolina & Confederate history.- Google
"Great museum with lots of artifacts both from the world and local."
"They had beautiful wedding gowns from various time periods."
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Miranda Drake
2 weeks ago
This museum was wonderful. There were so many artifacts, that I recommend setting aside a few hours to be able to read everything. My favorite part was the textile portion. They had beautiful wedding gowns from various time periods. The coolest part? Pictures of several brides were posted right behind the dress, which gives a fuller picture and allows the viewer to really step back in time. A couple of hoop skirts, wrap skirts, and jackets were provided for people to try on....yes I definitely tried them on and you should too. It's fun! They also have interesting ceramics. The slaves badges were very interesting and hearing the difference in roles between rice and cotton slaves was very educational. They definitely only skimmed the surface concerning slavery though. If you're looking for a more in depth look, I heard the Avery Research Center (part of the college of Charleston) does a great job at chronicling African American history in Charleston. My main criticism is that there's nothing about the Gullah people. I know technically they inhabited an island off the coast so they're not necessarily Charleston history. However, if you take a carriage ride, walk through the market, or listen to other tours, they often mention the Gullah people (especially in regards to the beautiful baskets sold in the market). I was just hoping that the museum would mention their background a bit, how they inhabited the island, their culture, and how their culture was influenced by or has impacted Charleston. Other than that, it was wonderful. I highly recommend spending some time here.
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Jackson Nietert
a month ago
We did a scavenger hunt that'd be good for all ages. It was a lot of fun.
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Sean Chick
7 months ago
I am a fan of catch-all museums. This one has fine sections devoted to the city's history and natural history. It is also kid friendly without being condescending.
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Adam GC Pawn
a year ago
Really nice depiction of SC history. I especially enjoyed the vintage pawn balls from Uncle Sams pawn shop, the large collection of silver artifacts, and the extensive display of old money. Great job!
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Karly Ferguson
2 months ago
Educational programs are always engaging and well-done. I have brought my fifth grade class here for three years now and every single class loves the Charleston Museum!
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Urban Decay
11 months ago
I was a little concerned when we first walked in. It looked a little empty and blank. But once we got upstairs there was plenty to look at. It took us about 3 hours to meander through. My husband and I love history and antiques but really the exhibits are nicely varied. There should be something to satisfy everyone. It's a nice perk that you can come and go as you like for the day. I wish we would have taken advantage of that. It would have been nice to take a little break to get a snack and talk over the exhibits and then come back to do the rest. All in all it was worth every penny and our time was well spent.
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Garrett Smith
2 months ago
Great museum with lots of artifacts both from the world and local. I particularly enjoyed the different animals and Egyptian artifacts.
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Stephen Pack
3 months ago
As a one-stop-shop museum that even includes dinosaurs & mummies, it can be a bit overwhelming, but the exhibits on the Low Country, the Revolution, and the Civil War are very well-done, telling coherent stories with great artifacts.