This Veteran’s Day weekend, The Charleston Museum invites visitors to explore the history of the Joseph Manigault Historic House in the 1940s. During WWII, the house was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility. While at the Joseph Manigault House, soldiers attended dinners, parties, played games, and wrote letters home to their families.
Celebrate the history of the Joseph Manigault House November 9 – 11, 2018. Badminton and horseshoes will be set up in the garden, images and outfits from the time period will be on view throughout the house, and special tours will focus on this unique history. On Friday and Saturday, tours will run every 30 minutes with a special USO-themed tour at 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm.
All veterans and active duty military will be admitted free on November 11 at The Charleston Museum, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House with a valid ID. The Joseph Manigault House will have a special celebration on Sunday, November 11, with self-guided tours and activities in the garden from 12 noon – 5 pm.
(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)