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Tours & Events

Seeking Enlightenment: Charlestonians and the Grand Tour of Europe Lecture with Valerie Perry

May 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


May 16 program is currently full. To be placed on the waitlist*, please email Shannon Duffy at [email protected] or call 843-720-1181.


Harriett Aiken portrait

Harriet Aiken

This May, we are excited to bring back the Foundation’s History Matters Lecture Series! This month, join Valerie Perry for a fast and encompassing lecture of the cities and many sites that 18th and 19th century Charlestonians would have toured as they traveled on carriages, steamers, trains and conveyances from destination to destination. Valerie Perry, Manager of the Aiken-Rhett House Museum, will take you back in time to explore some of the iconic sites that Alicia Middleton and Harriet Lowndes Aiken (left) would have traveled to, who they would have met, their most intimate opinions from diary entries, and what life would have been like for the Charleston elites. Cities that would have been visited include London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Berlin and Prague to name a few. Also included are the various thoughts, journal entries and letters from several Charlestonians of the past.

Lord Byron

This program is for everyone! Free for Foundation donors and open to the public with a suggested donation. Space is limited, RSVP required. Donations allow the Foundation to continue to offer educational programming to the public, free of charge. This program will be held at the Captain James Missroon House, 40 East Bay Street, at 6 pm. RSVP HERE. 


*Guests on the waitlist will be contacted if/when space is available. Space may be available if current registrants withdraw, additional spaces open or an additional date is added. TBD.