Discover Yourself in Charleston

If you search long and hard enough, you’ll likely find that special place where your soul connects with the history that is Southern in detail, but American in breadth.

Any journey into the soul of the Old South must begin in Charleston.  She is, after all, the quintessential Southern Belle, pompous and pretentious, and grand — God’s gift to a multitude of suitors.  But she’s also rich in charm and cultural sophistication. Alluring, seductive, mysterious, this Southern Lady wears her pride on her sleeve, while softly whispering of her own long history, and the lessons learned from it. Visitors quickly discover that the Charleston of any season, of any era, is well worth knowing. Continue reading “Discover Yourself in Charleston”

Taveau’s history unique among rural churches

“One of the most significant aspects of this church is its balcony that was taken from Strawberry Chapel and donated to Taveau in the 20th century,” stated Michael Bedenbaugh, executive director of Preservation S.C. “Strawberry Chapel and Taveau Church are inextricably connected. I believe the preservation of both is vitally important to this region.”

Patra Taylor’s series on South Carolina’s endangered rural churches continues with a feature story about Berkeley County’s Taveau Church. Continue reading “Taveau’s history unique among rural churches”