CWHC Executive Director Brittany Lavelle Tulla and CWHC Board Member Tom Tisdale recently sat down with South Carolina Public Radio’s Walter Edgar to discuss Charleston’s bid for World Heritage status. From the history of the rice culture and the Lowcountry sites that best represent the plantation system, to the benefits of World Heritage and the nomination process, Tulla and Tisdale explained every aspect of CWHC’s mission and the road to gain international historic designation.
“The idea that Charleston could become a World Heritage Site is exciting not just for the folks of the Charleston or the Lowcountry,” said Walter as the interview came to a close. “It is really exciting for all of us in South Carolina because it is a part of our collective history. It will bring additional attention from around the world to a very special part of the world: our world, the Carolina Lowcountry.”
The interview aired on June 10th and June 14th, 2016 on South Carolina Public Radio. To listen to the full podcast, we invite you to visit: http://southcarolinapublicradio.org/post/striving-make-charleston-lowcountry-world-heritage-site
From books to barbecue, from current events to colonial history, Walter Edgar’s Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. (A production of South Carolina Public Radio.)