Take Part in Preserving the Holy City’s History and Architecture

May 3, 2018, 3:06 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24 NEWS NOW) — Charleston is a glittering jewel in America’s crown! Known as one of the last bastions of preserved architecture, dating back to the 18th century.

Downtown alone is home to the Colonel William Rhett House, the Pink House, and the Powder Magazine all dating back to the 1710’s.

But just what goes into preserving these precious locales?

The Preservation Society of Charleston is showcasing these beautiful structures during May, also known as Preservation Month.

About the events:
– May 5: preservation picnic at White House Plantation. Set on the scenic landscape of the Ashepoo River with live bluegrass, bbq and more, this event will be fun for the entire family.

– May 8: Exclusive tour of the Hebrew Orphanage
Take an exclusive hard hat tour of 88 Broad Street – this tour will offer a unique view of one of Charleston’s last, great untouched buildings.

– May 16: A candid conversation on a livable charleston – the premier Preservation Month event
– Joel Kotkin, noted urbanist and author of the Human City: Urbanism for the rest of us, will join the conversation
– this will focus on livability in Charleston.

– May 22: 28 Pitt Street hard hat tour
– A hard hat tour explores the interior restoration efforts ongoing at 28 Pitt Street.
– This location could potentially be one of the oldest buildings in Harleston Village.

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