Thursday, May 10th
Explore almost fifty houses built before the Civil War that have been authentically restored or preserved. Methodically examined are restoration efforts that preserve not only homes and other structures, but also the stories of those living in or occupying those homes. The authors discuss the challenges facing specific plantation homes and their preservation.
Featuring over 275 stunning photographs, as well as dozens of firsthand accounts and interviews with those involved in the preservation of these historic properties, Southern Splendor describes the leading role the South has played, since the nineteenth century, in the historic preservation movement in this country.
This book is available in hardcover ($40.00).
Marc R. Matrana discusses and signs his book, Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.