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Each year thousands of South Carolinians work to preserve the state’s legacy that is reflected in our historic buildings, structures, and sites. Since 1995, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Preservation South Carolina, and the Office of the Governor have recognized exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation, and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage with a series of statewide awards. 

Preservation South Carolina is pleased to recognize the 2023 award recipients.


Honor Awards | Stewardship Awards
Preservation Service Awards | Heritage Tourism Award | Elected Official Honor Award
Governor's Award

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Nominations Must be Postmarked by April 1, 2024

Presented by

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Selection Panel

The selection panel that chooses the awards from the list of those submitted include:

  • A representative from the Office of the Governor

  • Preservation South Carolina Board Chair (or designee)

  • The Director of the SC Department of Archives and History (or designee)

  • A representative from the Board of the Preservation South Carolina

  • Two representatives from the SC Department of Archives and History

  • A representative of Preservation South Carolina’s Membership Program

  • A representative from the SC African American Heritage Commission

  • A representative from the Confederation of SC Local Historical Societies

  • A representative from the SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism

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