This Week at the Charleston Museum

Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 26, 2024 | 0 comments

Several interesting things on tap this week at the Charleston Museum….

Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop

Saturday March 2

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Join local artisan Sarah Edwards-Hammond for in-depth instruction on sweetgrass basketry which has been an integral part of the Lowcountry’s Gullah Geechee community since the 17th century. Edwards-Hammond comes from a long line of basket makers and has passed down the tradition to her family and others in the community. She will share a brief history of the artisanal craft of basket making. Participants will then spend the remainder of the class making their own basket guided by Edwards-Hammond. Come learn about an extraordinary craft that has been a staple of culture, art, and history in Charleston for centuries.

All materials and instruction will be provided.

Space is limited. Reservations required.

$75 Museum Members | $105 Non-Members

Register online or call 843.722.2996 ext. 235


And the next day……….

Women’s History Tour at the Joseph Manigault House

Sunday March 3

3:00 – 3:30 PM

In celebration of Women’s History Month, a special tour will be offered every Sunday in March (March 3, 10, 17, and 24) to focus on the lives of the women who made history at the Joseph Manigault House. Guests on this tour will learn more about Charlotte Drayton Manigault, her daughter Ann, the enslaved women Affy and Bess, and the daily lives of ladies of the early 1800s. This special tour will also highlight the stories of how the house was saved by Susan Pringle Frost, Nell McColl Pringle, and Princess Henrietta Pignatelli. Guides will also highlight the House’s history as a USO post, Red Cross Training Facility and women’s dormitory during WWII.

This special tour will be held on Sundays in March at 3 pm. This tour is FREE for Members and FREE with admission to the Joseph Manigault House.

For more information, call 843-722-2996 ext. 236 or CLICK HERE

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