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Charter Day 2024 Awards Ceremony

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Each April, Historic Charleston Foundation commemorates its 1947 founding by honoring extraordinary contributions in preserving Charleston’s irreplaceable historic built environment and cultural character. Awards include the Stoney Craftsmanship Award, the Whitelaw Founders Award, and the Joseph H. (Peter) McGee Award. (Learn more about our 2024 winners below.)

2023 Charter Day Award Winner Andrea Hazel with Winslow Hastie, CEO, and Anne Blessing, Board Chair

This event is held to honor organizations, individuals, and other entities that have made extraordinary contributions toward protecting Charleston’s irreplaceable historic buildings, neighborhoods, and other special sites. The Stoney Craftsmanship Award recognizes craftspeople who have kept alive Charleston’s tradition of excellence in the building trades. The Whitelaw Founders Award recognizes individuals, groups, or government entities that actively engage in the long-term preservation of important buildings and places. Last year, Historic Charleston Foundation proudly created a new award named for Joseph H. (Peter) McGee, past HCF Chairman and notable preservation advocate. The Joseph H. (Peter) McGee Advocacy Award recognizes excellence in advocacy, community preservation and planning.

The Board of Trustees and Staff of Historic Charleston Foundation invite the Charleston community to join us for the 77th annual Charter Day Celebration on Thursday, April 25th at First Baptist Church. The ceremony will begin at 6 pm, and the reception to follow will be in the garden of the Nathaniel Russell House will begin approximately at 7:15 pm. Please join us in honoring those whose work and vision have impacted the preservation of Charleston’s historical, architectural, and cultural legacy. RSVP encouraged.


The Awards Ceremony will be held at First Baptist Church, 61 Church Street, Charleston, SC. Parking may be accessed at 48 Meeting Street.

A Reception will immediately follow at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum, 51 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC.

Please RSVP with the link HERE


Congratulations to our 2024 Charter Day Award Recipients!

Read more about all of our awards, the recipients, the projects and more on our BLOG.

Old City Jail, Whitelaw Founders Award Winner 2024


Learn more about past Charter Day Award Winners and honorees on our blog:

Charter Day 2023 Winners, April 27, 2023