A HUGE thank you to our 3rd Annual GOODBusiness Summit host, Charleston Museum! Known to many as “America’s First Museum,” the Charleston Museum was first opened to the public in 1824 but was actually founded in 1773 by the Charleston Library Society on the eve of the American Revolution. As inspired by the British Museum, our town’s museum is home to some of the most historic collections of this region’s culture.

The collections now represent the most comprehensive assemblage of South Carolina materials in the nation. With an emphasis on South Carolina Lowcountry natural history, historical material culture and both documentary and photographic resources. The Charleston Museum strives to explain the natural and cultural history of the South Carolina Lowcountry through these collections as well as exhibitions, preservation, programs and research. The Charleston Museum opens its doors to visitors who can wonder through its permanent exhibits entitled “Lowcountry History Hall,” “The Amory,” Becoming Americans,” “Civil War-City Under Siege,” “Natural History,” “The Early Days,” “Historic Textiles Gallery,” “Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver,” “Kidstory,” and its current exhibit “On Parade, Into Battle: Military Uniforms from the American Revolution to the Present,” which runs until January, 10th, 2016. The museum’s power of preservation and historic documentation does not end in the halls of the building located at 360 Meeting Street–just ask any one of their 49 amazing employees.

Visitors to Charleston and locals alike can also explore the Museum’s properties around town  including the Heyward-Washington House “Charleston’s Revolutinoary War House”, and the Joseph Manigault House, “Charleston’s Huguenot House”, and The Dill Sanctuary.  The Dill Sanctuary, a 580-acre wildlife sanctuary on James Island, is not open to the public on a daily basis, but the Museum hosts an annual family picnic (October) and oyster roast (February) there.  See their website for further details.

Thank you, Charleston Museum!



Evans Craddock
GOODBusiness Intern