Celebrate The Charleston Museum’s 247th Birthday

The Charleston Museum was founded on January 12, 1773, and this weekend we’re celebrating our 247th birthday!

Take a look back at America’s First Museum all week on social media with a different part of our history each day. On Friday, January 10, at 10:30 am, join Museum Director Carl Borick for Conversations with a Curator: America’s First Museum for a history from the Museum’s current Executive Director. Browse through old photos and records with our Director and then head upstairs to see some of the Museum’s oldest objects in person. This talk is free with admission to The Charleston Museum, no reservations needed. Click here for more information.

On Saturday, January 11, from 2 – 3 pm, Act!vated Story Theatre will join us for Star-Studded Stories, an interactive play free with admission to The Charleston Museum! Act!vated Story Theatre tours nationwide to bring stories to life, with physical comedy, ASL, a giant oversized book, imaginative props, lots of laughter and audience participation. Two stories will be presented – a Polynesian tale called Hina Goes to the Moon and the Story of the Egyptian Cinderella. Artifacts representing Egyptian and Polynesian cultures can be found in our Early Days gallery, available to view upstairs before or after the show! Celebrate the Museum’s 247th birthday with this interactive show and explore our collections from around the world. This program is free for Members and free with admission. Registration encouraged but not required. For more information, click here.

Finally, on our birthday, Sunday, January 12, The Charleston Museum will offer Free Child Admission with the purchase of an Adult Admission. Museum Educators will have interactive activities around our nine permanent exhibits and two temporary exhibits, plus our KidStory exhibit (an entire hands-on exhibit just for kids) is sure to delight children of all ages. The Museum is open from 12 – 5 pm on Sunday. This offer is not available online or at the Historic Houses.

For a full list of programs, please visit the website.

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum