CHARLESTON MUSEUM
360 MEETING STREET, CHARLESTON, SC 29403 http://WWW.CHARLESTONMUSEUM.ORG

Total Revenue
$2,363,442
Total Expenses
$2,171,690
Net Assets
$18,084,645

Organizations Filed Purposes: TO EDUCATE CHARLESTON AREA RESIDENTS AND VISITORS ABOUT THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY THROUGH COLLECTIONS, EXHIBITIONS, PRESERVATION, PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH.

EXHIBITION, INTERPRETATION AND FACILITIES OPERATIONS:THROUGH EXHIBITION AND INTERPRETATION OF ITS COLLECTIONS, THE MUSEUM SEEKS TO EXPLAIN THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY. STAFF DO THIS THROUGH PERMAMENT AND SPECIAL TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS AND BY PRESENTING TOURS OF THE MUSEUM'S TWO NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK HOUSES. MUSEUM SITES ARE OPEN 361 DAYS EACH YEAR. THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MUSEUM'S EXHIBITION FACILITIES:MUSEUM MAIN FACILITYTHE CHARLESTON MUSEUM WAS FOUNDED IN 1773 WHILE SOUTH CAROLINA WAS YET A BRITISH COLONY. THE MUSEUM IS ACCREDITED BY THE AMERICAN ALLIANCE OF MUSEUMS.INSPIRED IN PART BY THE CREATION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM (1753), THE MUSEUM WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1773 BY THE CHARLESTON LIBRARY SOCIETY AND IS COMMONLY REGARDED AS AMERICA'S FIRST MUSEUM. ITS EARLY HISTORY WAS CHARACTERIZED BY ASSOCIATION WITH DISTINGUISHED SOUTH CAROLINIANS AND SCIENTIFIC FIGURES INCLUDING CHARLES COTESWORTH PINCKNEY, THOMAS HEYWARD, JR., REVEREND JOHN BACHMAN AND JOHN J. AUDUBON. MANY OF THE ORIGINAL COLLECTIONS WERE DESTROYED BY FIRE IN 1778 AND OPERATIONS WERE SUSPENDED DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; HOWEVER, COLLECTING RESUMED IN THE 1790S.FIRST OPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1824, THE MUSEUM DEVELOPED PROMINENT COLLECTIONS DECLARED IN 1852 BY HARVARD SCIENTIST LOUIS AGGASIZ TO BE AMONG THE FINEST IN AMERICA. OPERATIONS WERE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO THE CIVIL WAR, BUT BEGAN AGAIN SHORTLY AFTER THE CONFLICT. PROGRESSIVELY ACQUIRED FROM THE LATE 18TH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT, THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTIONS NOW PRESENT THE OLDEST-ACQUIRED AND THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ASSEMBLAGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA MATERIALS IN THE NATION. MODERN COLLECTING EMPHASES INCLUDE NATURAL SCIENCE, ORNITHOLOGY, HISTORICAL MATERIAL CULTURE AND BOTH DOCUMENTARY AND PHOTOGRAPHIC RESOURCES.HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE - "CHARLESTON'S REVOLUTIONARY WAR HOUSE"BUILT IN 1772, THE HEYWARD-WASHINGTON HOUSE WAS THE TOWN-HOME OF THOMAS HEYWARD, JR., REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT AND SIGNER OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. IT WAS ALSO GEORGE WASHINGTON'S TEMPORARY RESIDENCE DURING HIS SOUTHERN TOUR OF 1791. FURNISHED WITH MAGNIFICENT CHARLESTON-MADE FURNITURE, THE COLLECTION INCLUDES THE PRICELESS HOLMES BOOKCASE, CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST EXAMPLE OF AMERICAN-MADE FURNITURE IN EXISTENCE TODAY. THE EXQUISITE FORMAL GARDEN IS COMPRISED OF PLANTS AVAILABLE TO CHARLESTONIANS DURING THAT PERIOD. LOCATED IN THE ORIGINAL WALLED PORTION OF THE CITY, THE NEIGHBORHOOD WAS USED BY DUBOSE HEYWARD AS THE SETTING FOR PORGY AND BESS.THE DILL SANCTUARY - LOCATED ON JAMES ISLAND CONTAINS ASSORTED HABITATS FOR WILDLIFE AND NUMEROUS CULTURAL FEATURES INCLUDING THREE EARTHEN CONFEDERATE BATTERIES AND PREHISTORIC, COLONIAL, ANTEBELLUM, AND POSTBELLUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. THE DILL SANCTUARY HAS BEEN PROTECTED FOR PURPOSES OF PRESERVATION, WILDLIFE ENHANCEMENT, RESEARCH AND EDUCATION, AND IS USED ONLY FOR MUSEUM-SPONSORED PROGRAMS. HABITAT HAS BEEN ENHANCED BY CREATION OF A SIX-ACRE WILDLIFE POND, WITH THREE NESTING ISLANDS, WHICH PROVIDES A RELIABLE SOURCE OF FRESH WATER FOR ANIMALS AND NESTING SITES FOR BOTH MIGRATORY AND RESIDENT BIRDS. 2001 SAW THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE DILL EDUCATION CENTER AND BATHROOM FACILITIES WHICH HOSTS MUSEUM EDUCATION PROGRAMS.JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE - "CHARLESTON'S HUGUENOT HOUSE"THE JOSEPH MANIGAULT HOUSE, BUILT IN 1803, IS A PREMIER EXAMPLE OF ADAM-STYLE, OR FEDERAL, ARCHITECTURE. DESIGNED BY GENTLEMAN ARCHITECT GABRIEL MANIGAULT FOR HIS BROTHER JOSEPH, THE HOUSE IS ONE OF THE MOST DISTINGUISHED IN THE CITY, CAPTURING THE LIFESTYLE OF A WEALTHY, RICE-PLANTING FAMILY. THE INTERIOR REFLECTS AN OUTSTANDING COLLECTION OF AMERICAN, ENGLISH AND FRENCH FURNISHINGS OF THE PERIOD. A CHARMING GATE TEMPLE IS THE FOCUS OF THE PERIOD GARDEN.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMSTHE CHARLESTON MUSEUM HAS TRADITIONALLY FOCUSED GREAT EFFORT ON EDUCATING CHILDREN CONCERNING THE CULTURAL AND NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LOWCOUNTRY. THREE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT STAFF OFFER OVER TWENTY DIFFERENT PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS WHO COME TO THE MUSEUM FROM ALL AREAS OF SOUTH CAROLINA. THE CLASSROOM PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO MEET THE SOUTH CAROLINA CURRICULUM STANDARDS. PRE-VISIT MATERIAL AND LESSON PLANS ARE AVAILABLE. PROGRAMS ARE APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES. PROGRAM TOPICS RANGE FROM GULLAH CULTURE AND NATIVE AMERICANS TO THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, CIVIL WAR, ARCHAEOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE AND HISTORIC CRAFTS.HISTORIC HOUSE PROGRAMSSTEP BACK INTO THE LIFESTYLES OF EARLY CHARLESTONIANS BY EXPERIENCING THE MUSEUM'S HISTORIC HOMES. THE GENERAL TOUR INCLUDES SITE HISTORY, ARCHITECTURE, DECORATIVE ARTS, AND FAMILY AND SLAVE LIFE. FOCUS TOURS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.DILL SANCTUARY PROGRAMSLOCATED ON JAMES ISLAND, THE MUSEUM'S DILL SANCTUARY IS A 580-ACRE SITE THAT HAS BEEN PROTECTED FOR THE PURPOSES OF PRESERVATION,WILDLIFE ENHANCEMENT, RESEARCH, AND EDUCATION. THE DILL SANCTUARY CONTAINS THREE CONFEDERATE BATTERIES AND PREHISTORIC,COLONIAL, ANTEBELLUM, AND POSTBELLUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES. PROGRAM TOPICS RANGE MARSHWALK TOURS,BUG BONANZA, TO "LIFE IN THE CIVIL WAR."


Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

Name Title Hours Per Week Total Salary
CARL BORICK CPA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 40.00 $145,097
MRS LAURA C WARING TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR R SCOTT WALLINGER TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR JOHN C VON LEHE JR TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR DOUGLAS H SASS TRUSTEE, TREASURER 0.50 $0
MRS SUSAN H ROBINSON TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR CHARRINGTON BISSELL JR TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR HORRY PARKER TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MRS ANNE M MOISE TRUSTEE, SECRETARY 0.50 $0
MR HUGH C LANE JR TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR GLENN F KEYES TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MR JOHN F HASSELL III VICE PRESIDENT 0.50 $0
COL MYRON C HARRINGTON TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MRS MARGARET GARRETT PRESIDENT 0.50 $0
MRS JULIE J ARMSTRONG TRUSTEE 0.50 $0
MRS ANNE T ALFORD TRUSTEE 0.50 $0

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