Charleston Museum celebrating the opening of new exhibition 'Threads of War'

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Commemorating the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, The Charleston Museum presents 'Threads of War: Clothing and Textiles of the Civil War.'

The Board of Trustees and staff of the Charleston Museum invite all to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s new textile gallery this evening, October 15th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Savor traditional Southern food favorites with a modern twist and an open bar and chat with the exhibit curator and enjoy a tableau of daily life during the Civil War with the Carolina Ladies Aid Society.

Tickets for tonight's event are on sale now.

Can't make it to the opening, but still interested in the what the new exhibit has to offer? Here's a brief description from the Charleston Museum website:

This original exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of those on the homefront, who battled deprivation and fear while raising their families and protecting their property, as well as the soldiers who fought on the front lines. Threads of War shows that, as the nation’s bloodiest conflict dragged on, it took its toll not only in lives lost, but on fashion, supplies, household goods, and every aspect of life.

Women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, uniforms and accessories, flags, quilts and coverlets, along with period magazines, newspapers, daguerreotypes and diaries provide vivid images of 1860s Charleston and a lifestyle torn apart by war.

The exhibition will be on display until September 5th, 2011.