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

Here’s a list of upcoming events from the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office:

Conferences / Workshops & Training / Events

UPDATED SC Archives & History Foundation Spring Speaker Series. Please join the SC Archives and History Foundation for a presentation and book signing with Dr. George McDaniel, Retired Executive Director of Drayton Hall on April 7, 2022 from 11:00 am until noon at the Archives & History Center, 8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC  29206. Dr. McDaniel will discuss his new book Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People. Its theme is how we can use historic preservation and recent history to build bridges. If Charles Drayton and Catherine Braxton, descendants of the slave owner and of the enslaved at Drayton Hall, can build bridges to try and forge a way forward, can we? Drayton Hall Stories: A Place and Its People is the book that they wanted. The result is grounded in a specific site yet universal. It will underscore the importance of using a place to preserve recent history and will ask how diverse people can tell their stories about the past yet be unified by their hopes for the future. The event is free but registration is preferred. 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 and view the draft nominations visit the Review Board web page.

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.

UPDATED Cultural and Historic Preservation Conference and “Preserving Our Places in History” Awards Luncheon, April 20-21, 2022, Columbia. Sponsored by the WeGOJA Foundation, the theme the conference is “Historic Preservation: One Step Closer to Social Justice.”  Registration is now open, to register click here. For more information, contact WeGOJA Foundation executive director Dawn Dawson-House at

NEW U.S. Civil Rights Movement Sites Symposium, April 21-22, 2022, Atlanta, GA. This free event will feature presentations on African American historic preservation and cultural heritage. The Symposium will gather scholars, preservationists, tourism professionals, property owners, managers, and stakeholders to discuss historic sites associated with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. For more information and to register contact Anne H. Farrisee at

South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference, April 22, 2022, Columbia. Registration is now closed.

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. Registration and event information is available at

NEW Main Street Now Conference, May 16-18, Richmond, VA. Co-hosted by Main Street America, and Virginia Main Street, the conference is organized around three themes: Main Streets for the New Economy, Community Preservation and Expression, and Housing and Small-Scale Development. For more information and to register visit

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

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. Session proposals will be accepted until May 1, 2022, for more information click here.  Click here to see the full 2022 schedule of the Slave Dwelling Project.

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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