Winter is just around the corner, and the temperature is dropping in Charleston and its surroundings. But Winter in South Carolina has not always been as balmy as you remember. Charleston has experienced cold snaps and even occasional snowfall throughout history, even with sea breezes and palmetto trees. The storms of 1899, 1973, 1989, and 2018 have been the most notable.
The Charleston Museum presents a new fashion exhibit featuring winter clothes from different periods in history that hold many fascinating secrets about culture and customs. The exhibition is called “Fur & Frost.” It’ll be receiving visitors until March of next year.
It is expected that with climate change, our city may see more drastic changes in temperature during colder and hotter months, which is why clothes from our ancestors might inspire us and show a closer look at how they kept warm in the 19th century.
Fur & Frost includes children’s coats, fur stoles, acrylic sweaters, and the changes of fabrics, from wool to new synthetic materials.
Did you know? The Charleston Museum is known as the country’s first museum, founded in 1773.
Dates: 📅 October 2, 2021-March 20,2022
Where: The Charleston Museum/Historic Textiles Gallery 📍 360 Meeting Street
Hours: ⏰Monday-Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve (closed at 1:30 pm), and Christmas Day.
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Featured image by The Charleston Museum @charlestonmuseum.