The Preservation Society of Charleston (PSC) invites you to celebrate the past and advocate for the future during Preservation Month. This year, the organization 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.
“Charleston should not only be the number one place to visit, it should be the number one place to live,” Executive Director Kristopher King said.
Here's a look at this year's schedule:
- APRIL 25: SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING
- The City Gallery, 6 pm until 8 pm
- Maryland is on the cutting edge of disaster response and flood mitigation for historic districts. PSC welcomes Nicholas Redding, Executive Director of Preservation Maryland, to join us as we continue to elevate the conversation on flooding.
- MAY 2: PRESERVATION MONTH HAPPY HOUR
- The Blind Tiger, 6 pm until 8 pm
- Mix and mingle with preservationists within the walls of the Blind Tiger’s historic courtyard dating back to 1803.
- MAY 5: PRESERVATION PICNIC
- White House Plantation, 12 pm until 4 pm
- Celebrate Preservation Month with a day of fun for the entire family. Experience the scenic landscape of the Ashepoo River with live bluegrass, BBQ and all of the Lowcountry fixin’s.
- MAY 8: EXCLUSIVE TOUR OF THE HEBREW ORPHANAGE
- 6 pm until 8 pm
- This exclusive hard hat tour of 88 Broad Street hosted by Meadors, Inc. will offer a unique view of one of Charleston's last, great, untouched buildings. Reception to follow.
- MAY 16: A CANDID CONVERSATION ON A LIVABLE CHARLESTON
- 6 pm, The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory
- Don’t miss this premier Preservation Month event. PSC is 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 on livability in Charleston. Reception to follow. Supported by John and Libby Winthrop.
- MAY 22: 28 PITT STREET HARD HAT TOUR
- 6 pm until 8 pm, 28 Pitt Street
- This hard hat tour hosted by Meadors, Inc. explores the interior restoration efforts ongoing at 28 Pitt Street, which could potentially be one of the oldest buildings in Harleston Village. Reception to follow.
More information and ticketing options can be found by visiting www.preservationsociety.org.