Historic Preservation Month


Want to you learn or research the history of the Town of Mount Pleasant? The Town of Mount Pleasant has a History Room.

Every year in May, local preservation groups, state historical societies, and business and civic organizations across the country celebrate Preservation Month through events that promote historic places and heritage tourism, and that demonstrate the social and economic benefits of historic preservation. The Mount Pleasant Historical Commission is pleased to highlight a few of our own preservation efforts.

Did you know that we have a History Room at Mount Pleasant Town Hall? It is open by appointment for research and houses personal collections and photos, as well as historical government documents. We are currently cataloging these materials and will ramp up our efforts to seek additional photos and materials from our residents once the threat from COVID-19 has passed.

The above photo shows one of our projects--the before and after pictures of one of the historic books of Town Council minutes. A big thank you to the folks at the Charleston Library Society for their bookbinding conservation expertise.

As we finish our 9th week at home, we are starting a new challenge #MtPandMe for the month of May. We invite the children of the community to help us collect stories and pictures highlighting things learned and activities undertaken during this historic quarantine.

Here's how it works:

○         Create artwork, draw or color a picture related to quarantine activities

○         Post a pic of your creation or picture to Instagram

○         Tag @MtPleasantHistory in the post

○         Use the hashtag #MtPandMe in the caption or comments

A sampling of submittals will be included in our Quarantine Time Capsule to inform future generations of Mount Pleasant residents.

Stay strong, Mount Pleasant!

For more information: Email Kdolan@tompsc.com

Image Credit: James Davis, Director of the Bindery/Rare Book Conservator

You may also download the PDF here.


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