August at The Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting activities for kids on the calendar this month at the Charleston Museum. The museum also 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 includes activities for children and the following:

August 3 – Kid Tours: Mummy Madness

August 5 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 6* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

August 12 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 19 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 24* – Exclusive Archaeology Tour: The Heyward-Washington House with Curator of Historical Archaeology Martha Zierden and Dr. Sarah Platt of the College of Charleston

August 26 – Fossil Friday with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

August 27* – Punch Needle Workshop with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

*Reservations Required

Upcoming lectures and workshop:

September 9* – Conversations with a Curator: Parrots with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

September 10*Fall Wreath Design Workshop with Local Designer and Master Certified Florist Pia Geraghty

September 22* – A Legacy in Silk: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Gown Lecture with Curator of Historic Textiles

October 27* – The Work of Dr. Gabriel Manigault: An Intersection of Science, History, and Art with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)

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