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Historic Charleston Foundation

April 2016
This month, load up on inspiration, information, and plenty of plants at events around town

March 2016
Building Skills Now trains valuable new workers.

March 2016
Dying to bring some spring vibrance to the wintery landscape? Start with a brightly blooming mailbox planter

February 2015
Martha Zierden shares a glimpse inside her world as The Charleston Museum’s curator of historical archaeology

August 2015
To commemorate Charleston’s 40th anniversary, we honor 40 influential people and groups whose vision, passion, focus,...

July 2015
Preservation Society executive director Kristopher King seeks to dovetail the past with progress in his favorite city

May 2015
In Wraggborough, an archetypical Charleston single is respectfully updated for modern living  

April 2015
Breathing new life into the Gadsden House—and its gates  

January 2015
40 Ideas to Better Yourself—and Your City—in 2015

January 2015
In the French Quarter, a preservation-minded couple restores two adjoined 19th-century townhomes into a graceful single...

January 2015
King Street’s ”Sky Residence”

November 2014
As he heads down the homestretch, Mayor Riley seems to be gaining steam. He may need it

September 2014
Alfred Crabtree, master silversmith and brassmonger, has been tending Charleston’s treasures for decades

September 2014
For 57 years, Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) has been saving endangered downtown homes through a ground-breaking...

February 2014
Heard the term “freedman’s cottage” used to refer to a one-room-wide, single-story home on the peninsula? Well, it’s...

January 2014
Wisdom for the Challenges Ahead

January 2014
Brandy Culp makes collections from Charleston’s past her present tense

October 2013
On the banks of the Cooper River lies Magnolia Cemetery, or the Garden of the Dead, where ancient oaks drip moss over...

November 2013
Bringing lavish nonprofit fundraisers to fruition on a shoestring

July 2013
Charleston Hardware sells a myriad of lines of meticulous reproductions

June 2013
The Lee Bros. come full circle in their culinary adventures, gathering ingredients and cooking up a seafood-centric...

March 2013
From The Met’s Roman wonders to the Gibbes’ Rotunda, museum designer Jeff Daly recreates our experience of art  

February 2013
Grahame Long reveals a murderous side of Holy City history in Dueling in Charleston

January 2013
Things Every Local Must Experience Whether your bloodline dates back generations or you just moved to town, check out...

October 2012
From a kid-friendly myrtle maze to a fright-tastic haunted house, here are our picks for Halloween happenings around...

August 2012
Neighbors partner up to rehab small, historically significant houses

May 2012
London transplants recast a sagging downtown house into an airy, liveable backdrop for contemporary art

April 2012
How one woman’s final act of generosity transformed her family’s beloved farm into a future county park

Throughout Charleston, the nuance and pull of history is palpable, like a sixth sense, a fifth dimension. It drapes...

February 2012
Looking back into Charleston's haunting past at the Aiken-Rhett House