Preservation Month

Celebrate what makes Charleston special during National Preservation Month, presented by Lois Lane Properties. This year, Preservation Society of Charleston will host a month-long series of events that not only showcase architecture and preservation, but also highlight the growth-related challenges facing our City. According to Kristopher King, Executive Director, “Charleston should not only be the number one place to visit, it should be the number one place to live.”

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Events

 Spring Membership Meeting

Spring Membership Meeting

Wednesday, April 25 | 6:00 PM

City Gallery | 38 Prioleau Street

Please join us as we engage in a conversation about flood mitigation and other issues impacting the Lowcountry. We are thrilled to welcome guest speaker Nicholas Redding, Executive Director of Preservation Maryland. Maryland is on the cutting edge of disaster response and flood mitigation for historic districts. Flooding has emerged as a top priority in Charleston – join us as we continue to elevate the conversation. Presented by Lois Lane Properties. Reception to follow.

 Preservation Month Happy Hour

Preservation Month Happy Hour

Wednesday, May 2 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Blind Tiger

The first “Blind Tigers” in South Carolina sprung up in the Holy City in 1893 as a defiant rebuttal to the “Dispensary” laws mandated by the infamous Governor Ben “Pitchfork” Tillman. Mix and mingle with preservationists within the walls of this historic courtyard dating back to 1803. 

Presented by Lois Lane Properties. Sponsored by Glenn Keyes Architects, Wertimer+Cline Landscape Design, and Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects.

 Annual Preservation Picnic

Annual Preservation Picnic

Saturday, May 5 | 12:00 - 4:00 pm

White House Plantation

Experience the scenic landscape of the Ashepoo River at the Annual Preservation Picnic. Situated in the ACE Basin, White House Plantation is under 45 minutes south of Charleston and boasts a pristine cultural landscape complete with historic gardens, rice fields, cemeteries, and historic structures. Celebrate Preservation Month with a day of fun for the entire family with BBQ and all of the Lowcountry fixin's, bluegrass music, and guided tours of this exclusive historic property.

Presented by Lois Lane Properties. Sponsored by Glenn Keyes Architects, Wertimer+Cline Landscape Design, and Stubbs Muldrow Herin Architects.

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 Exclusive Tour of the Hebrew Orphanage

Exclusive Tour of the Hebrew Orphanage

Tuesday, May 8 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

88 Broad Street

This exclusive hard hat tour hosted by Meadors, Inc. will offer a unique view of one of Charleston's last, great, untouched buildings. Boarded up in recent decades, the Hebrew Orphanage building at 88 Broad Street was constructed before 1811, and still retains much of its early interior woodwork. This is an extremely rare opportunity to see one of Charleston’s notable buildings in its untouched state before restoration begins. Reception to follow tour.

Presented by Lois Lane Properties.

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 A Candid Conversation on a Livable Charleston

A Candid Conversation on a Livable Charleston

Wednesday, May 16 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory

Does Charleston have its priorities straight? Should we strive to be the number one city to visit…or the number one city to live?  Don’t miss PSC’s premiere Preservation Month event that begins a candid conversation on livability in Charleston.  From Johns Island to Cainhoy, every part of Charleston is experiencing growth related impacts on quality of life. We are pleased to have Joel Kotkin, noted urbanist and author of The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us, join us to spur a conversation that challenges conventional approaches to planning and places more emphasis on the preferences of residents.  Reception to follow.

Presented by Lois Lane Properties and supported by John and Libby Winthrop.

 

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 28 Pitt Street Hard Hat Tour

28 Pitt Street Hard Hat Tour

Tuesday, May 22 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm

28 Pitt Street

Join the Preservation Society of Charleston for a hard hat tour, hosted by Meadors, Inc., of interior restoration efforts ongoing at 28 Pitt Street. Traditional thought on this building's history is being challenged by recent discoveries that indicate 28 Pitt Street could potentially be one of the oldest buildings in Harleston Village. Join PSC and Meadors, Inc. to see the historic materials driving conversation about this building's history, and to gain an insider’s view of restoration work currently in progress. Reception to follow tour.

Presented by Lois Lane Properties.

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