Posted: May 3, 2023
Each May, Historic Charleston Foundation and similar organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month. While preservation is at the core of our mission and something the Foundation fulfills daily, it is a poignant reminder each year of the value and importance of the work we accomplish in our community. This year, the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s theme is “People Saving Places”, which could not be more appropriate for the work highlighted in this letter.
For HCF’s recent annual Charter Day Awards, we honored and celebrated trailblazers and standouts in the world of Lowcountry preservation. From homeowners and craftspeople to architects and advocates, the Foundation takes pride in recognizing those who have made significant efforts and strides in helping retain the cultural and historic fabric of Charleston and the Lowcountry. (For a full list of award winners, visit our website HERE.)
But the reality is that anyone can make an impact in their communities and be the “people” in “People Saving Places.” You can make a difference and stay informed by attending our Advocacy Forum on May 18th at The Charleston Museum. This free, public event will focus on the planned redevelopment of Union Pier downtown and will feature a panel discussion with Historic Charleston Foundation and our coalition partners at the Preservation Society of Charleston and Coastal Conservation League. Your attendance and participation is vital to being an informed ambassador for appropriate common-sense development, and your voice can help steer the direction of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Charleston.
Congratulations to all of our 2023 Charter Day Award Winners!