Posted By Bill Payer on Feb 18, 2022 | 0 comments

Here’s some of the news items from the South Carolina State Historical Society’s monthly newsletter..

Updated African American Historic Places in South Carolina Publication

The publication African American Historic Places in South Carolina has been updated to include new listings in the National Register of Historic Places and state historical markers that recognize places that have important associations with African American history. The 2021 edition includes over 600 entries for places recognized by these programs through June 2021.


2022 Historic Preservation Conference: Registration Now Open

The statewide historic preservation conference will be held at the Archives & History Center in Columbia on Friday, April 22, 2022. The conference brochure and online registration are now available on the SC Archives & History Foundation’s website at Questions? Contact Donna Foster at, 803-896-0339 or Elizabeth Johnson at, 803-896-6168.


Conferences / Workshops & Training / Events

NEW SC Archives & History Foundation Spring Speaker Series. Join the South Carolina Archives & History Foundation for the upcoming Spring Speaker Series.

  1. March 8 Noon-1:00 PM (virtual via WebEx): Bates-Foreman Cemetery Project: Cold War Era Re-Interments in Jackson, South Carolina, 1951-1954. Speaker: Haley Milner, Brian Milner, Savannah River Archaeological Research Program
  2. April 7 11:00 AM-Noon:  Drayton Hall Stories: Preserving the Recent History of a Place, Archives & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia. Speaker:Dr. George McDaniel, Retired Executive Director of Drayton Hall

The lectures are free but registration is required. For more information visit

22nd Annual National Tribal Preservation Conference, February 22-25, 2022, online. Sponsored by the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (NATHPO), this year’s conference theme is “Unity and Healing”. For more information visit the conference webpage.

NEW Grant Writing: Creating a Winning Proposal, February 24, 2022, online. Offered by the State Library, this free webinar covers the basics of grant writing. Registration is required, for more information and to register visit

NEW International Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Conference, February 24-26, 2022, online and Conway. The conference theme is “Who Owns This? Communities, Heritage, and Preservation” and is offered by the Joyner Institute for Gullah Geechee and African Diaspora Studies at Coastal Carolina University. For more information visit

State Board of Review Meeting for the National Register of Historic Places, March 25, 2022, Archives & History Center, Columbia. For more information visit The draft nominations will be posted online two weeks prior to the meeting.

National Council on Public History Conference
, March 23-26, 2022, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. For more information visit

NEW South Carolina African American Heritage Commission Annual Conference & “Preserving Our Places in History” Awards Luncheon, April 20-21, 2022, Columbia. Registration opens March 14th. Click here for more information.

NEW Traditional Building Conference, April 6-7, 2022, Alexandria, VA. The event features two days of AIA CEU classroom education, architectural tours, and networking. Education topics will cover methods and materials, restoration and renovation, adaptive use and infill, preservation planning and classical design, sustainability and resiliency. More information is available at this link.

South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference, April 22, 2022, Columbia. This one day event features a range of educational sessions on preservation, history, and research topics. The conference brochure and online registration is now available at

Landmarks Conference, April 28-30, 2022, Lexington. The Confederation of South Carolina Local Historical Societies is partnering with organizations in Lexington County to host the Landmarks Conference. If you have any questions, please contact the Confederation at

Keeping History Above Water, May 15-18, 2022, Norfolk, VA. The conference will focus on adaptation, resilience, and solutions to the impacts of sea-level-rise, recurrent flooding, and climate change on historic resources. The conference includes an opening plenary, two days of conference sessions, and optional tours, site visits, and networking opportunities. Click on this link for more information.

Vernacular Architecture Forum 2022 Annual Meeting, May 18-21, 2022, San Antonio, TX. The event includes tours and paper sessions. For more information go to

Docomomo 2022 National Symposium, June 1-4, 2022, Philadelphia, PA. The Docomomo US National Symposium is the primary event in the United States for professionals to discuss and share efforts to preserve modern architecture and meet leading practitioners and industry professionals.

National Alliance of Preservation Commission’s Forum 2022 “Bridging the Divide”, July 13-17, 2022, Cincinnati, OH. FORUM is the only national conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation boards and commissions. For more information visit

NEW The Slave Dwelling Project Conference: The Stono Rebellion and the Atlantic World, September 8-10, 2022, Charleston. Held in conjunction with a month-long commemoration of the 1739 Stono Rebellion, the 7th national conference will offer a hybrid format, with in-person activities in and around Charleston and a number of live-streamed virtual events. Click here to see the full 2022 schedule of the Slave Dwelling Project.

NEW Preserving the Historic Road International (PHRI) Conference, Portland, OR, September 22-24, 2022. The conference will consist of panel discussions, a working field session to two historic roads in the Portland area, breakout working groups, and facilitated large group discussions. For more information go to Early-bird registration ends on August 1, 2022, and full registration ends on September 10, 2022. Questions? Contact Mr. Terry H. Klein at


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