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1:00 pm on Wednesday August 8, 2012

Magnolias grits now available for in-store purchase

Image by ProvidedCan't get enough grits in your life? Neither can we, and now, Magnolias grits are available for purchase at the Historic Charleston Foundation’s Meeting Street and Charleston City Market locations, and will soon be on shelves at...
4:06 am on Thursday September 15, 2011

Bequest to Lowcountry Open Land Trust results in new Charleston County park

Image by Margaret BlackmerThe enduring wish of one of Charleston’s great preservationists – the late Emily Ravenel Farrow – became a reality on September 14th as the 44-acre Ashem Farm was introduced as one of the county’s next public park spaces...
4:11 am on Saturday June 25, 2011

In shambles, Charleston Harbor's historic Castle Pinckney sold for $10

The fort as it once stood.When you're along the Charleston Waterfront Park or at the Battery, you know that island to the left of Fort Sumter? Yeah, the one that looks like a big foresty mound?  Well, that's actually a circa 1808 fort: Castle...
9:04 am on Tuesday May 10, 2011

Historic Charleston Foundation forum to discuss Union Pier plans (update: forum contents)

Image by SCSPAUpdate May 10: Last night's forum urged audience members not to focus on who wins or loses the debate, and instead to focus on making the outcome as beneficial as possible for Charleston. The forum was sponsored by the Historic...
6:00 am on Friday March 18, 2011

Tour Charleston's most beautiful homes and gardens

Image by Flickr user UGArdenerYesterday marked the beginning of the Historic Charleston Foundation’s 64th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens. From March 17th through April 16th, interested parties may partake in a series of tours that...
5:17 am on Saturday February 26, 2011

McLeod Plantation may finally find a home in Charleston County parks (update: sold!)

Image by Library of CongressUpdate February 26: As promised, The Post and Courier has published a fuller report about the deal and what's next. Red that here. Update February 25: The Post and Courier reports this afternoon that the Historic...
9:20 am on Saturday February 12, 2011

There'll be a fire in the Charleston Harbor: Vegetation to be burned from Castle Pinckney (update: before and after)

Image by Top image Historic Charleston Foundation; bottom: Lora Cunningham/Historic Charleston Foundation Top: Before the burn; Bottom: After, revealing more of the fort while still allowing animal habitat areas.Update February 12: Well the fire is...
2:56 am on Thursday January 7, 2010

Charleston residents pack the house at the quality of life public forum (update)

The Charleston Museum auditorium was a packed house last night, with over 300 of the city's most influential leaders and residents openly discussing how a slew of new developments may affect the quality of life for those who call the Holy City home...
11:00 am on Wednesday December 30, 2009

Upcoming public forum to discuss Charleston quality of life

The Historic Charleston Foundation is holding a public forum next week to begin discussions of several projects that could impact the quality of life in the city and region under a new preservation plan. The public is invited to the free community...
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