Joseph McGill founded the Slave Dwelling Project as a Civil War historian and descendant of the enslaved to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings. Since it’s founding, he has brought his expertise to nearly 100 sites across the country – in October he will be on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Since 1984, Historic Ellicott City, Inc., has worked closely with designers, artisans, and tradespeople to restore a historic property into that year’s Decorator Show House. The goal of the program is engage history and preservation in all aspects of the construction, remodeling, and decor – and then open it up for all the community to see.
Aiken-Rhett House, Charleston, SC, 1963. Photo from the Library of Congress.
PreserveCast Ep. 22: Preservation Considerations in the Southern Climate
09/07/2017 By Preservation Maryland
On this episode of PreserveCast, Preservation Maryland spoke with Will Hamilton and Mariah Schwartz of the Historic Charleston Foundation about the historic Aiken Rhett House in Charleston, South Carolina about their preserve-as-found approach to this unique historic house museum.
Preservation Maryland is Maryland’s first and largest organization dedicated to preserving the state’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites.