We look forward to welcoming you to the 2018 Charleston Heritage Symposium. Limited to 80 patrons, the Symposium offers a delightful flower-filled spring weekend in this historic South Carolina seaport renowned for its landmark buildings, magnificent homes and gracious hospitality.
Join our outstanding roster of presenters as we not only examine beautiful rooms and objects designed especially for entertaining, but also enjoy amusing stories of famous Charleston hostesses.
We are delighted to have Marcee F. Craighill, Director and Curator of the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms open this year’s program as the Keynote Speaker on Friday evening. These rooms serve our country and the purpose of diplomacy by hosting heads of state and foreign delegations, as well as U.S. visitors and students.
In addition to lectures, we will be visiting two period Charleston homes which are being opened by the owners especially for the Symposium. The superb early 19th century home, circa 1806, is filled with exquisite architectural detail and furnishings, while its award-winning garden offers more “rooms” to welcome guests. The other private home, the magnificent Italianate Villa-style Charleston single house, circa 1857, was built on a grand-scale and has welcomed many distinguished visitors, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
As the Charleston Heritage Symposium tends to sell out quickly, you are encouraged to sign up early.
For a full list of events and tickets, please visit the website provided.