December at The Charleston Museum

The Charleston Museum includes two historic homes, the Joseph Manigault House and the Heyward-Washington House. Tours for both historic houses are on the half hour from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and noon to 5:00 pm Sunday. Last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month include the following:

December 10 – Conversations with a Curator: Ice Age with Natural History Curator Matthew Gibson

December 10 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

December 11* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond

December 12* – Holiday Candle Making Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

December 16* – Homeschool History Day: Snow Science

December 17 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

December 21* – Discovery Day: Shape Up

December 24 – Museum and historic houses close at 1:30 pm

December 25 – Museum and historic houses CLOSED – Merry Christmas!

*Reservations Required

Garden Club of Charleston Holiday Decorations
at the Joseph Manigault House

The Joseph Manigault House
December 4 – 27, 2021

Annually, the Garden Club of Charleston uses this impressive house as a backdrop for their creative holiday arrangements, using only plant material that would have been available in the Lowcountry during the first quarter of the 19th century. This year, the GCC has chosen the theme Hark the Harold Angels Sing.

Joseph Manigault House: Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday noon to 5:00 pm (last tour begins at 4:30 pm).

Free for Members and free with admission to the Joseph Manigault House. Per CDC recommendations, masks are encouraged if you have not been fully vaccinated. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Winter Wonderland in Color: Snow Scenes in Charleston

Heavy snowfalls do not often occur in Charleston. Occasionally though a snowstorm will blanket the city in inches of white that remain long enough to create a snowball or two. This exhibit of colorized photographs is currently on view in Lowcountry Image Gallery through March 27, 2022.

Fur and Frost: Carolina Winters

In this exhibit, you will see some historic fashions for winter, from 18902 children’s coats to 1020s fur stoles and 1950s acrylic sweater. Along the way you will learn more about why wool and fur dominated the 19th-century fashion industry, and how the rise of new synthetic materials has contributed to a changing climate in the 21st. This exhibit continues through March 20, 2022, in the Historic Textile Gallery.

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum