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Natural Disasters and the Charleston Renaissance
Examining life after the earthquake of 1886, this gallery showcases items related to the natural disasters that plagued the lowcountry in the late nineteenth century and the artistic renaissance that followed. Visitors will also enjoy a brief film discussing the emergence of historic preservation and the arts in Charleston.