Skip to primary navigation Skip to content Skip to footer

Charleston Stories

Archive: Dec 2013

The Charleston Museum

The+Charleston+Museum

The Charleston Museum was founded by the Charleston Library Society in 1773 while South Carolina was yet a British colony. Commonly regarded as “America’s First Museum”, many of the original collections were destroyed by fire in 1778 and operations were suspended during the American Revolution, however, collecting resumed in the 1790s. In 1824 the Museum…