Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Charleston Museum updates and expands its Civil War exhibit

New objects include buried family items

Posted by Connelly Hardaway on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 11:48 AM

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Following last year's extensive renovation of its Natural History Gallery, the Charleston Museum unveils another renovation, this time of its permanent Civil War exhibit. City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War, which tells the story of Charleston's role in the war from a range of perspectives, now features updated exhibit panels, new images, and additional pieces.
In a press release, museum director Carl Borick says that this renovation improves some of the more dated aspects of the previous exhibit: "Visitors to the exhibit will come away with a thorough understanding of Charleston's role in the Civil War and its effects on the city."
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New objects on display include family items that were buried to keep them from enemy hands; a battle flag; and a receipt documenting the death of an enslaved person who died while working on Confederate fortifications on Sullivan's Island.

The Charleston Museum is open Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.
Location Details Charleston Museum
Charleston Museum
360 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC
(843) 722-2296
Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.Sun., 12 p.m.-5 p.m.

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