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Women of the Russell House: A Women’s History Month Tour

March 4, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Historic sites like the Nathaniel Russell House have many stories to tell. This March, the National Women’s History Month theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” Join us, as Historic Charleston Foundation highlights the women of the Russell House – those who lived in, worked on, and ultimately preserved the site.

Francis Edmunds at the Russell House with Samuel Chamberlain, newspaper clipping, Feb 18, 1955

From Sarah Hopton Russell and her daughters who founded Charleston’s Ladies Benevolent Society in 1813, to Frances R. Edmunds, Historic Charleston Foundation’s executive director when the Foundation saved the house in 1955, the Russell House has long history of remarkable women associated with it. This tour will delve into the innovation, resilience, and perseverance of generations of women who have lived and worked in the house and dependencies.

Guests will enjoy this private tour at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, as the house is closed to the public for this program. Arrive at 9 am to enjoy light morning refreshments before the tour begins at 9:30 am. The special tour will last approximately 45-60 minutes and will include time for questions and discussion. Guests may also take the regular house museum tour upon conclusion if desired, as well as stay and explore the historic house leisurely. Limited space available. $40 each, morning refreshments included.
Gallery photography by Susan Sully.