Museum

 

 

 

Museum

KKBE's Museum exhibits follow the history of the congregation and its members. Among items on display are record books of the congregation dating from 1800, an original painting of the interior of the 1792 synagogue by Solomon N. Carvalho, the cash book of Isaac Harby's academy, photographs and documents of members and the organizations which they established, and prayer books used by members dating from 1766.

The museum is listed in Charleston's Museum Mile It isopen to visitors from Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (excluding holidays). For further information, call 843-723-1090; fax 843-723-0537.

For safekeeping, most of the archives of the KKBE have been placed in the Special Collections of the The Marlene and Nathan Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston, which is located on the campus at the Calhoun Street entrance. Inquiries may be addressed to that institution at 66 George Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29401; or call 803-953-8016 or fax at 803-953-8019.

Additonal links of interest: 

College of Charleston Charleston Jewish Studies  

 Charleston Historical Society 

The artistic depiction of KKBE's history shown above was created by renowned artist William Halsey and can be seen in the Pearlstine Social Hall.