Charleston residents are invited to experience the Holy City's history with the Preservation Society's Preservation (PSC) Month program. Every May, the PSC hosts a month-long series of unique events that allow the community to celebrate the past and advocate for its future as proceeds from all events support the mission of the Preservation Society.
“Preservation Month is an opportunity to provide educational experiences on Lowcountry history, while raising awareness on the state of preservation in our changing city,” Kristopher King, Executive Director of the PSC, said.
Here's a look at the 2019 schedule:
- Spring Membership Meeting
- April 24th at 6 pm, The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road, West Ashley
- The PSC will host Victor Dover, principal at Dover, Kohl & Partners. As a founding figure of the new urbanist movement, Victor helped bring Charleston to the forefront of the conversation and has applied the lessons of the historic city to communities around the world.
- Preservation Month Happy Hour
- May 1st at 6 pm, Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad Street
- The PSC is kicking off Preservation Month with a Happy Hour at Blind Tiger Pub’s historic courtyard and celebrating the retirement of their friend, Robert Gurley. Hosted by the Blind Tiger Pub.
- Annual Preservation Picnic
- May 11th at 12 pm, Sunnyside Plantation, Edisto Island
- Celebrate the full experience of Lowcountry history at the Preservation Picnic at Sunnyside Plantation. Enjoy a day of fun for the entire family with BBQ, bluegrass music, and guided tours of this exclusive historic property.
- Hard Hat Tour of 288 King Street
- May 14th and May 15th at 6 pm, 288 King Street
- Explore the innovative preservation approach that brought 288 King back from the brink of collapse in this exclusive Hard Hat Tour with reception to follow
- Preservation Pedal
- May 19th at 1 pm, Magnolia Cemetery and Charleston Cemeteries Historic District
- The PSC and Charleston Moves are partnering for a self-guided Preservation Pedal to educate the public about the cemeteries’ culturally significant histories. After the Pedal, head next door at Fatty’s Beer Works where your first pint is included in the price of your ticket.
- Hard Hat Tour of the Old City Jail
- May 23rd at 6 pm, 21 Magazine Street, Charleston
- Get an insider’s view of the Old City Jail during the rehabilitation process in a special Hard Hat Tour with reception to follow.
For more information and ticketing, visit www.preservationsociety.org or call 843-722-4630. Except for the Membership Meeting, all events are open to the public.
Founded in 1920 by Susan Pringle Frost, the Preservation Society of Charleston is the oldest grassroots preservation organization in America. The Society serves as a strong advocacy leader for citizens concerned about preserving Charleston’s distinctive character, quality of life, and diverse neighborhoods.