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Wednesday, November 4 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Doin' the Charleston Renaissance: Arts and Literature Walking Tour LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Broad Street Tours will be offering walking tours again this year.  Lee Ann Bain and Carol Ezell-Gilson will be your guides.  The daytime tours are two hours in length and cover about a mile distance.  

In the early 1900s, Charleston experienced a renaissance fueled by artists, writers, musicians, poets, and preservationists. Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, and Alfred Hutty created lovely intimate scenes of the old city to sell to tourists. Charleston’s 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 preservationist movement in Charleston. (2 hour tour)

For more information on all tours check out http://broadstreetbiz.com/walking-tours/charleston-conference-2015/.  Tours are $20.00 per person and payment may be made with cash or check at tour time.  Reservations are required as tour groups are limited to 20 people.

Wednesday November 4, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm EST