Doin' The Charleston Walking Tour
Saturday, May 27
| Historic Walking Tour
In the early 1900s, Charleston experienced a renaissance fueled by artists, writers, musicians, poets, and preservationists. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Elizabeth ONeill Verner, and Alfred Hutty created lovely intimate scenes of the old city to sell to tourists. Charlestons Poetry Society, one of the first of its kind, was formed in 1920. Dubose Heyward collaborated with George Gershwin to transform his novel Porgy into the opera Porgy and Bess. Jenkins Orphanage jazz bands played in the streets of Charleston, then New York and London. The arts brought much needed attention to the rather beleaguered city and lent support to the budding preservation movement in Charleston. In partnership with Spoleto, details coming soon.
May 27, 30, 31 and June 1–3, 5–7, and 8–10, 2017 at 10 am
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