February 16, 2017

A Trip to Charleston, South Carolina

Business trips are always most enjoyable when I can also squeeze in a little time to learn about the wonderful places I visit.

Recently, I flew down to historic Charleston, South Carolina to speak at the 70th Anniversary Luncheon for the Historic Charleston Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 1947 to preserve and protect the historical, architectural and material culture of the city. I was honored to address the audience and to share my own restoration and renovation experiences with both my Bedford, New York farm and Skylands, my home in Maine.

While in the area, I also had the chance to see some beautiful private gardens, and historic homes, including the Nathaniel Russell House Museum. I stopped in at the well-known Cigar Factory and the Fritz Porter antiques center, and visited a wonderful local bakery. Enjoy these photos.