To help explore the complex history of Monument Avenue, the Museum offers a document reader, two online exhibits, a select reading list, and a blog series.
The Museum is the repository for one of the world's largest and most historically important collections of Southern antebellum, wartime, and postwar quilts. There are approximately 30 quilts in the collection, with materials ranging from silk to wool to cotton homespun. The entire quilt collection was photographed in 2010 and is included in this online exhibition.
This series of 31 paintings was created during the American Civil War by Confederate soldier artist Conrad Wise Chapman and his father, John Gadsby Chapman. These extraordinary works give an in-depth, rarely-seen visual overview of Confederate military structures and Charleston City as they appeared during the Civil War. This online exhibit features original notes from the artist about each painting.