February at the Charleston Museum

There are a number of interesting workshops and tours 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. The last tour of the day begins at 4:30 pm. The calendar of special events this month includes the following:

February 2 – At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, and Archaeological Legacies at 87 Church Street Lecture with Dr. Sarah Platt of the College of Charleston

February 3 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 4* – Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop with Local Artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond

February 9* – Fall in Love with The Charleston Museum: A Special After-Hours Valentine’s Event

February 10 – Conversations with a Curator: Sea Grass Baskets with Curator of Archaeology Martha Zierden and Curator of History Chad Stewart

February 10 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 11* – Valentine’s Candle Making with Local Artist Daisy McClellan

February 16* – Homeschool History Day: 250th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibit

February 17 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

February 20 – Presidents’ Day: Museum and historic houses OPEN

February 24 – Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department

*Reservations Required

-Submitted by The Charleston Museum

(Image credit: charlestonmuseum.org)