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Historic Charleston Foundation Joins Charleston World Heritage Coalition as Lead Member

4/8/2014
Historic Charleston Foundation has joined the Charleston World Heritage Coalition (CWHC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to obtaining UNESCO (United National Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage status for the city’s community and religious architecture.

Press Release from the City: Tourism Management Committee & Forum

3/31/2014
The committee is chaired by Katharine S. Robinson, President and C.E.O. of Historic Charleston Foundation. The committee began meeting in February and is expected to complete its work by the end of 2014.

Cainhoy Plantation zoning plan passes

2/7/2014
Cainhoy Plantation zoning plan passes Charleston's planning commission

Tourism Management Plan Advisory Committee

2/6/2014
Kitty Robinson, Historic Charleston Foundation's President and CEO, Chairs Tourism Management Plan Advisory Committee

Postition Statement regarding Cainhoy development

2/6/2014
Deferring the master plan PUDs being presented tonight will provide more time for the owners and the community to work on an adequately detailed master plan for the southern half of the property.

Advocating for the future of Cainhoy Plantation

1/30/2014
Cainhoy Plantation, a 9,000 acre former plantation that was annexed into the city of Charleston in 1991, is slated for a large, multi-phased development,

Nathaniel Russell & Aiken-Rhett House Museums are closed

1/28/2014
Nathaniel Russell & Aiken-Rhett House Museums are closed due to inclement weather.

House Museums free and open to the public on Sat., Jan.

1/7/2014
Nathaniel Russell and Aiken-Rhett House Museums free and open to the public on Sat., Jan. 18

Senate is expected to vote on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

1/6/2014
This legislation delays, for four years, certain premium increases put forth in the Biggert-Waters Act until FEMA can complete its affordability study and Congress can consider the recommendations of the study.

Public meetings regarding the proposed Cainhoy Development Plan

1/6/2014
The City of Charleston Planning, Preservation & Sustainability Department will host two public meetings regarding the proposed Cainhoy Development Plan:

Foundation contributes to Colonial Lake Rennovation

12/17/2013
As the holiday season approaches with thoughts of year-end charitable giving, Charleston area residents are encouraged to give gifts in support of the upcoming Colonial Lake renovation.

ABC News 4: Colonial Park project gets early Christmas present

12/17/2013
The Charleston Parks Conservancy received a big donation Tuesday, but it's only a small part of the $5 million needed to fulfill their vision for Colonial Park.

"Charleston Regional Business Journal" article: Foundation gives $25,000 to Colonial Lake renovation

12/17/2013
Historic Charleston Foundation has donated $25,000 to the Charleston Parks Conservancy to help fund a $5 million renovation of Colonial Lake.

"Post and Courier" article: Geona Shaw Johnson gets inaugural

12/13/2013
Geona Shaw Johnson honored by Historic Charleston Foundation.

"Post & Courier" article: Historic properties in cross hairs

12/7/2013
"Without revisions, the flood insurance bill could jeopardize the viability of some of the country's most valuable, historic assets."

"Post & Courier" article: Gifts that say Charleston

11/24/2013
As the holiday season approaches, some may find that the stress of choosing the perfect gifts for family members and friends threatens their comfort and joy.

"NY Times" article: 36 Hours in Charleston, S.C.

11/21/2013
Historic Charleston Foundation Market Shop featured.

The future of Cainhoy Plantation

11/20/2013
The Foundation has advocated for a cultural resources survey of the property since the mid-1990s.

"Post & Courier" article: Protect rural history

11/17/2013
The city has strong regulations to protect its architectural, cultural and historic integrity.Except, apparently, as regards Cainhoy Plantation.

In response to the decision to toss permit for cruise terminal

9/12/2013
The Foundation applauds Judge Richard Gergel for his ruling to send the permit back to the Corps for a more complete review of the proposed cruise terminal project and its potential negative effects to the environment and the city's historic district.

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