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DIHS Program: Lowcountry at High Tide

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DIHS Program: Lowcountry at High Tide

March 06, 2023

If you’re one of those folks who check rain forecasts and tide tables before driving downtown, you won’t want to miss our April 18 program.

Join the Daniel Island Historical Society as they welcome Christina Rae Butler for a very informative and timely program on tidal history. Ms. Butler will provide an illustrated overview of her recent book, Lowcountry At High Tide: Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston.

Her discussion will chronicle the methods and motives for growing and developing Charleston over time through filling and reclamation, and how residents and the city government have dealt with flooding in the past and present. Butler is a professor of historic preservation and chair of general education at the American College of the Building Arts, adjunct faculty at the College of Charleston, and owner of Butler Preservation L.C.  She is also the author of Ansonborough: From Birth the Rebirth for the Historic Charleston Foundation; Italians in the Lowcountry; and an upcoming new book, Charleston Horse Power (USC Press, August 2023).



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