Coming Up at the Charleston Museum

Posted By Bill Payer on Sep 21, 2022 | 0 comments


          THIS WEEK AT THE MUSEUM

    A Legacy in Silk: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s Gown Lecture with Curator of Historic Textiles Virginia Theerman Thursday, September 22 6:00 PM   Join Curator of Historic Textiles, Virginia Theerman, as we kick off the Charleston Museum’s 2022 fall lecture series. Theerman will be speaking about one of the treasures of the Museum’s collection: Eliza Lucas Pinckney’s pink silk robe à la française. Theerman will discuss the history of the gown, its time in the Museum’s care, and dressing the gown for new photography. Learn more about the delicate balance of preservation versus accessibility, as preparations are made for the gown to be temporarily exhibited next year in honor of The Charleston Museum’s 250th anniversary.   Registration is encouraged.  This lecture is FREE for Members and FREE for the public. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10*** Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235.   REGISTER      

Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department Friday, September 23 3:30 – 4:30 PM   Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will be on hand to share projects currently being worked on and to help identify your fossil finds.   FREE for Museum Members |FREE with regular admission   LEARN MORE      

In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle Tynes with Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick Saturday, September 24 9:30 – 11:00 AM   In 1863 the Confederate earthworks, Batteries Pringle and Tynes, were constructed by enslaved people and soldiers to serve as part of General P.G.T. Beauregard’s “New Lines.” Hurriedly constructed, both served as part of the James Island defenses which protected Charleston from Federal attack via Morris and Folly Islands. Although well-armed, the small number of officers and enlisted men posted to these fortifications endured heat, supply shortages and punishing artillery barrages in the summer of 1864, when the strategic defensive position became the target of Federal forces on the Stono River.   Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the batteries are protected within the confines of The Charleston Museum’s Dill Sanctuary and are regarded among the most well-preserved Confederate fortifications in the country.   Join Chief of Collections Jennifer McCormick to explore these historically important landmarks and better understand their strategic importance in the Civil War.   Please note: this is an “off-road” location with steep inclines and unprepared terrain. Walking shoes/boots are recommended.    Reservations required. $40 Museum Members | $55 Non-Members Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235.   REGISTER      

Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop Saturday, September 24 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM   Charleston fiber artist, Kristy Bishop, will lead workshop participants through the exciting world of natural dyes. We are surrounded by plants that may seem ordinary, but with some knowledge they can yield the richest and most beautiful colors. Whether its onion skins or annatto seeds from the local grocer, goldenrod picked from a roadside, or a more exotic dyes such as indigo, cochineal or madder root that have been cultivated and traded worldwide, participants will learn how to extract color that is lightfast, permanent, and brilliant!   Participants will dye fabric samples of linen, silk, cotton gauze, and wool yarn and record results on dye recipe cards. We’ll learn about the fundamentals of dyeing using mordants and afterbaths and how these variables can alter the color of the dyed fabric. Participants will be able to dye a silk/wool blend 11” x 60” scarf after experimenting with their recipe fabric samples.   All materials, instruction and admission to the Dill Sanctuary will be provided in this workshop.   Reservations required. $120 Museum Members | $150 Non-Members Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235   REGISTER        

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