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posted 8/06/16
 
Charleston Heritage Symposium
 
Charleston, SC, USA
 
 
 

Announcing the SALLIE E. SIMONS SCHOLARSHIP

The Preservation Society of Charleston is pleased to announce the Sallie E. Simons Scholarship to attend the annual Charleston Heritage Symposium. The 2016 Symposium will be held October 7, 8, 9, and this year's theme is "Charleston ~ Family Collections and Inspiring Connections."

The Sallie E. Simons Scholarship will underwrite registration and lodging costs for a current student in the field of historic preservation, art history, history, museum studies, decorative arts, or a related field. Applicants should express why this experience in Charleston will enrich their academic experience.

Travel expenses to and from Charleston and meals other than those included in the registration will be the responsibility of the recipient.

Please submit a cover letter of no more than 300 words, a curriculum vitae and letter of recommendation to Gina Yeager, no later than Friday, September 2, 2016 via e-mail:

gwyeager@preservationsociety.org For questions, call (843) 722-4630. Preservation Society of Charleston was founded in 1920 and is the oldest community-based membership historic preservation organization in the United States of America. The Purposes of the Society are to cultivate and to encourage interest in the preservation of buildings and places of historical or cultural significance, and to take whatever steps may be necessary and feasible to prevent the destruction or defacement of any such building or place, and to protect and advocate for the livability of Lowcountry’s historic places, such purposes being solely eleemosynary and not for profit. Membership in the Preservation Society is open to everyone.

Charleston Heritage Symposium was established in 2012 by an all-volunteer board of decorative arts and cultural heritage enthusiasts. Limited to 80 patrons, the Symposium offers a delightful fall weekend in this historic South Carolina seaport renowned for its landmark buildings, magnificent houses and gracious hospitality.

Sallie Enders Simons (1927-2012) was a great supporter of historic preservation and the arts in Charleston. She attended Ashley Hall School in Charleston and graduated from St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, Virginia, after which she studied at Parsons School for Design. She was a member of the Preservation Society of Charleston, the Colonial Dames of South Carolina and the Huguenot Society, as well as an accomplished artist with a large portfolio of watercolors.

 
 

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