IMG_2530I decided to go a little bit off the beaten path and visit the Gibbes Museum on Meeting Street. Wow, what a day I had viewing my personal favorite collection, The Charleston Story. This permanent exhibit, with over 10,000 objects, presents a rich, vibrant history of the Lowcountry. Learn about significant people, places, and periods from Charleston’s beginning as a British colony, through the American Revolution, the Civil War and Charleston today, as a culturally diverse and dynamic community.

Inspired by his lifelong love of the arts, James Shoolbred Gibbes Sr., left a trust of $100,000 to be used for the “Erection or purchase of a suitable building to be used as a Hall or Halls for the exhibition of paintings” in Charleston. The exhibitions change multiple times throughout the year, so even little foxes can visit often and see something new! Check out their website to see what’s next: www.gibbesmuseum.org.

After a long afternoon on all four paws, the beautiful Gibbes courtyard offered the best respite. Nestled behind the museum, it’s a one of a kind space just perfect for your next social event or wedding reception. Come and enjoy!