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The Places & People That Helped Shape Charleston

The past is everywhere you look in Charleston – triumphs and tragedies, beauty and brutality, infused in art and architecture and etched in stone. We believe that every memory, every place, every story woven together is who we are. So, as a people and culture, we exist not apart from brick and mortar, marsh and mud, cobblestone and wrought iron, but together with – and within them. That’s part of what makes our historic properties so compelling and exciting. Not only are these spaces the perfect exhibition space for our fine and decorative art collections, they also reveal stories about our history, our culture, who we were – and who we are now.

Museum News

76th Charter Day Award Winners

Each April, Historic Charleston Foundation commemorates its 1947 founding by honoring extraordinary contributions in preserving Charleston’s irreplaceable historic built environment and cultural character. We are honored to celebrate the following…

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New Floorcloth at the Nathaniel Russell House

Visitors to the Nathaniel Russell House are going to experience something dramatically different in the entry hall. Working with local artist Karl Beckwith Smith, HCF’s museums department is pleased and…

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Winslow’s Word: March 2023

Historic Charleston Foundation is proud to be launching the MakeItCharleston.com website. MakeItCharleston.com is a community resource to better understand, keep updated, and engage with the time-sensitive Union Pier development.  Through the website, viewers can…

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