Preservation Month 2022

9 AM - 5 PM

Member Appreciation Day At The PSC Shop

PSC Members will receive a special discount and online promo code for a total of 20% off all purchases through our Shop and online store. This includes handcrafted products from our local makers such as Brackish, Smithey Ironware, J. Stark, and more! As always, purchases are tax-free and support the mission of the PSC.

April 30
4 - 6 PM

Farmers & Exchange Bank Hard Hat Tour

The Farmers and Exchange Bank (c. 1854), located just north of Broad Street on East Bay, is one of few examples of Moorish-style architecture in South Carolina. Join the PSC and local historic preservation architect, Glenn Keyes, to examine this unique building’s architecture and history in the midst of its ongoing rehabilitation. The tour will be followed by light refreshments and the opportunity for further discussion. $75 per person. 


May 3
11 AM - 2 PM

Preservation Picnic

The PSC invites its members to visit Wadmalaw Island for our preservation picnic. From 11 AM to 12 PM, guests are invited to walk through one of the property’s private residences modeled after a historic 1850s building in the Greek Cross-style layout. Afterward, enjoy a picnic lunch, bluegrass music, and views of the Wadmalaw River. This event is open to PSC members only. $75 per person. Free for children under 12.


May 14
5 - 7 PM

Preservation Happy Hour

Join us for a happy hour to celebrate the role of preservation in Charleston. Come meet and mingle with the PSC staff, Board, and other community-minded individuals. This event is free and open to the public – registration is required. 


May 17
5 - 7 PM

African American Classicism Lecture

Join the PSC and local architect and professor, Phillip Smith, for an exploration of the origins of Greco-Roman architecture and the influence African Americans have had on American Classical architecture and the built environment. From 5-6 PM, attendees will have the opportunity to view museum exhibits at The Avery Research Center for African Americans and Culture before the lecture begins at 6 PM. “Pay-What-You-Can” ($40 suggested donation, proceeds benefit both the PSC and Avery) – registration required.



May 19
5:30 - 6:30 PM

Read Brothers Building Hard Hat Tour

The Read Brothers Building (c. 1912), located on the corner of King and Spring streets, originally opened as the Read and Dumas five and dime store and remained the home of Read family-run businesses for over a century. In 2017, the Read Brothers’ stereo and fabric store was forced to close due to dangerous structural issues. Join the PSC and local preservation and research consultant, Brittany Lavelle Tulla, to learn more about the building’s past and its ongoing restoration. $50 per person.


May 24

PSC Annual Sustaining Sponsors



Carriage Properties

Preservation Month Gold Sponsors



Preservation Month Silver Sponsors