b'learning, the once blighted lot now draws crowdsVarious programs and events throughout the year to experience diverse workshops and events suchadvance the Foundations calling to champion the as breadmaking, horticulture, beekeeping, yoga andLowcountry. Through educational outreach, audiences pizza baking.connect to Charlestons past, present and future, Sold-out Candlelight Tours at the Aiken-Rhett Housecreating a deep sense of place and an appreciation for (October) and Nathaniel Russell House (December)its preservation.enticed guests to step back in time and witness the sounds, shadows and waning light of the days end. Participants learned about those who lived and worked at the properties in the 19th century and the historic lighting systems and techniques they used to illuminate their surroundings. 2019 ANNUAL REPORT HISTORIC CHARLESTON FOUNDATIONDuring the 9th Annual Art and Architecture Study Series: From Voices of the Mississippi to Edgefield Pottery to Historic Craftsmanship and Jewelry in America, renowned scholars from throughout the country invited conversation around timely topics in history, preservation, and museums. The popular History Matters lecture series drew near-capacity crowds to hear fascinating speakers8on a wide variety of intriguing topics, like Memories Cant Wait, which highlighted the importance of oral history interviews.More than 3,000 people attended the Charleston Antiques Show for an immersive weekend into the decorative arts. New to the show this year was a Design Pavilion, a makers market highlighting the work of local and regional craftsman. The Right Honourable Nicholas A. E. Ashley Cooper, 12th Earl of Shaftesbury was the Honory Chair. His name resonates with the locals as his forefather, the 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, was one of the original Lord Proprietors of the Carolina Colony, for whom Charlestons two major rivers were named.'