July Calendar of Events
July 4 – Independence Day- Museum and houses open regular hours. Celebrate with a trip to the Heyward-Washington House– the townhome of Thomas Heyward, Jr. signer of the Declaration of Independence!
July 11* – Toddler Day: Backyard Cookout, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
July 11 – Kid Tours: South Pacific, 3:30 pm.
July 12* – Chief of Education’s Top 10 Tour: an exclusive after-hours experience with Chief of Education Stephanie Thomas, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
July 13 – Conversations with a Curator: The Kitchen Building of the Heyward-Washington House with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden and Chief of Education Stephanie Thomas, 10:30 am.
July 16 – 20* – Museum Summer Camp (ages 6 – 11), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm each day.
July 16 – 20* – Bricks for Kids Summer Camp (ages 6 – 11), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day.
July 18 – Kid Tours: Tours: The Giant Croc 3:30 pm.
July 22 – 29 – Shark Week! Visit the Bunting Natural History Gallery and take your picture with the megalodon jaws!
July 23 – 27* – Museum Summer Camp (ages 6 – 11), 9:00 am – 12 :00 pm each day.
July 23 – 27* – Heroes Week with Engineering for Kids (ages 7 – 10), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day.
July 25* – Toddler Day: Around the World, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
July 25 – Kid Tours: Flags, 3:30 pm.
July 28* – Rag Quilting Workshop, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
July 30 – August 3* – Museum Summer Camp (ages 6 – 11), 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. each day
July 30 – August 3* – Bricks for Kids Summer Camp (ages 6 – 11), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm each day.
*Indicates that reservations are required; fees may apply to these programs.
Chief of Education’s Top 10 Tour: An exclusive after-hours experience with Chief of Education
July 12, 5:00 pm
On July 12, join Chief of Education Stephanie Thomas as she gives a special tour focusing on her top ten artifacts on display in The Charleston Museum. The Museum will be open until 7:00 pm with tours at 5:15 pm and 6:15 pm. Guests can take the first or the second tour and spend the rest of their time in our exhibits discovering their own favorites. Reservations are required as space is limited.
Curious about what other staff have on their “Top 10” list? Join us on August 9 with Chief Curator Grahame Long to learn what he has chosen as his “must see” items!
Curator of Textiles
We are pleased to announce that Ms. Teresa Teixeira joined the Museum team on June 25 as Curator of Historic Textiles. A native of Bakersfield, CA, Teresa was most recently the Curator of Collections at the Montpelier Foundation, which interprets James Madison’s Virginia plantation. She also has experience with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as an Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow. She is the proud owner of a rescued greyhound, a cat and a chinchilla. Teresa is excited to delve into the Museum’s extensive collection of southern textiles.
Shark Week: July 22 – 29, 2018
Sharks are a vital component of a healthy marine habitat. As apex predators, their presence shows there are enough prey species in the ecosystem, whereas conversely their absence would suggest a problem with the food web. Sharks maintain the health of marine ecosystems by targeting weaker prey, leaving the stronger prey to survive and breed. Shark week, which is at this point essentially a recognized holiday week for shark enthusiasts, commonly highlights the environmental impact of sharks.
Museum Gift Shop
The Charleston Museum Exclusive Loqi Bag
The Charleston Museum Loqi bags are super-strong, chemical-free, water-resistant and washable. Perfect for travel, these exclusive bags include a coordinating zipper pouch to ensure you always have a reusable bag while shopping. Show your support for the Museum while reducing your carbon footprint!
Save The Dates
Conversations with a Curator programs allow visitors a chance to have an intimate look at an exhibit in The Charleston Museum, hear stories, ask questions and spark conversations. The Museum’s collections are both extraordinary and diverse, and each Curator-led talk and tour allows participants to immerse themselves in different areas of Charleston’s history. These programs begin at 10:30 am and are typically held on the second Friday of each month.
All Conversations with a Curator programs are open to the public and free with admission and free for Members.
The schedule for upcoming Conversations with a Curator Programs is as follows:
The Heyward-Washington House Kitchen Building with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden and Chief of Education Stephanie Thomas
The Charleston Apothecary with Chief Curator Grahame Long