Following last year's extensive renovation of its Natural History Gallery, the Charleston Museum unveils another renovation, this time of its permanent Civil War exhibit. City Under Siege: Charleston in the Civil War
, which tells the story of Charleston's role in the war from a range of perspectives, now features updated exhibit panels, new images, and additional pieces.
In a press release, museum director Carl Borick says that this renovation improves some of the more dated aspects of the previous exhibit: "Visitors to the exhibit will come away with a thorough understanding of Charleston's role in the Civil War and its effects on the city."
New objects on display include family items that were buried to keep them from enemy hands; a battle flag; and a receipt documenting the death of an enslaved person who died while working on Confederate fortifications on Sullivan's Island.
The Charleston Museum
is open Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, noon-5 p.m.