HCF Reverses Plan to Sell Nathaniel Russell House

Posted By Bill Payer on Jan 11, 2024 | 0 comments


The Historic Charleston Foundation has reversed its decision to sell the Nathaniel Russell House….a proposal that unleashed wide and deep criticism.

“In the weeks following the announcement, we committed ourselves to listening to the many passionate voices in the community. We met extensively with donors, leaders in preservation here and across the nation, elected officials, former colleagues, and the museum’s many devotees.

They echoed one common refrain – “Protect this Museum.”

“That is why the HCF Board of Directors voted yesterday to reverse its decision. Historic Charleston Foundation will continue to own, operate, study, and care for the Nathaniel Russell House and its collection. We plan to collaborate with a panel of experts dedicated to reimagining the museum’s operations and its collection. Our aim is to create a vibrant, sustainable future for both the Nathaniel Russell House and the Aiken-Rhett House.”

Read the entire HCF announcement at https://www.historiccharleston.org/…/update-nathaniel…/

For more on the reaction to the initial announcement check out our website blog at https://dihistoricalsociety.com/…/nathaniel-russell…/

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