The Preservation Society has been keeping it real since 1920.
For us, Keep Charleston REAL is an organizational mantra, a mindset for holistically approaching each and every matter that relates to our community. From urban to rural settings, it starts with sound land use policy for the region and city, and scales down to decisions at the level of individual buildings and properties.
The leadership and mechanisms in place to protect this community are not up to the task. The community must define its priorities and get engaged. As Charleston experiences an historic building boom and population influx, we ask you, the community, to help us Keep Charleston REAL. Charleston is so much more than an investment or a destination. It is a community of people who are passionate and poised to make an impact on its future.
While preservation has traditionally been focused on old buildings, it has also endeavored to improve cities. Our focus today is to be a better steward of the historic city and a better advocate for the future city through collaboration, education, outreach, and advocacy.
Please explore our work, and help us Keep Charleston REAL