Charleston, South Carolina: Experience Charleston's history with the Preservation Society's Preservation Month program presented by Lois Lane Properties. Every May, the PSC hosts a month-long series of unique events that allow us to celebrate the past and advocate for our future. According to Kristopher King, Executive Director, “Preservation Month is an opportunity to provide educational experiences on Lowcountry history, while raising awareness on the state of preservation in our changing city.” Proceeds from all events support the mission of the Preservation Society.
SPRING MEMBERSHIP MEETING
April 24 at 6:00 PM | The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road, West Ashley
The PSC is pleased to 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 1 at 6:00 PM | Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad Street, Charleston
The PSC is kicking off Preservation Month with a Happy Hour at Blind Tiger Pub’s historic courtyard and celebrating the retirement of our friend, Robert Gurley. Hosted by the Blind Tiger Pub.
ANNUAL PRESERVATION PICNIC
May 11 at 12:00 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 14 and May 15 at 6:00 PM | 288 King Street, Charleston
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. Hosted by Bill Huey+Associates and Renew Urban
May 19 at 1:00 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, join us 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 23 at 6:00 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. Hosted by Liollio Architecture and Landmark Enterprises.
For more information and ticketing visit www.preservationsociety.org or 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. For more information, please visit www.preservationsociety.org. Preservation Month 2019 is presented by Lois Lane Properties and sponsored by Glenn Keyes Architects, Raven Cliff Co, Trident Construction, and David Skinner Antiques.