Preservation Society of Charleston

Lunch Series

Nicholas Butler, Ph.D.

May 4 at 12:00

"Charleston's Resilient Future: Some Lessons from the Past"

Nic Butler is a public historian with a passion for talking about Charleston history. A native of Greenville County, South Carolina, Dr. Butler attended the University of South Carolina before completing a Ph.D. in musicology at Indiana University. He has worked as archivist of the South Carolina Historical Society, as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Charleston, and as an historical consultant for the City of Charleston. Since 2005 he has worked for the Charleston County Public Library, first as the institutions archivist and now as its historian-in-residence. Each month he presents a number of lectures throughout the community on a wide variety of local history topics, and promotes his activities through his blog, the Charleston Time Machine. 

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Kimber Price, Ph.D.

May 11 at 12:00

 "1970s: How Charleston Found its Groove”

Kimber Price, Ph.D. is the Marketing Manager for Lois Lane Properties. Kimber earned a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she conducted research for many years before becoming an independent consultant in marketing and publishing. Contributing an analytic approach, she assists Lois Lane Properties in determining the most effective strategies for marketing Charleston real estate and attracting buyers. While widely traveled, Kimber is a native of Charlestons peninsula and has a vast knowledge and understanding of the history and evolution of the citys neighborhoods. In her spare time, she teaches psychology at the College of Charleston. 

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Carl Borick

May 18 at 12:00

 "The British occupation of Charleston during the Revolutionary War”

Carl Borick is the Director of the Charleston Museum.  Carl is a CPA, with a Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Delaware (1988) and a Master’s in History from the University of Alabama (1993).   He has been with the Museum since 1996 and became Director in 2013.

He is the author of two books on the Revolutionary War in South Carolina, A Gallant Defense: The Siege of Charleston, 1780, published by the University of South Carolina Press in 2003 and recently re-printed in paperback, and Relieve Us of This Burthen: American Prisoners of War in the Revolutionary South, 1780-1782, released by USC Press in 2012.  A Gallant Defense won the 2003 George C. Rogers, Jr. Award from the South Carolina Historical Society for the year’s best book in South Carolina history.  

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