Striving to Make Charleston Lowcountry a World Heritage Site

Jun 6, 2016

Credit iStock photo © Massimo Fanelli

  The Charleston World Heritage Commission's mission is to nominate iconic buildings and landscapes representative of the Charleston Lowcountry, plantation-driven culture as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the highest cultural and historic designation bestowed on a place or site.

The UNESCO World Heritage List is comprised of 1031 natural and cultural sites that are deemed important to all mankind and was developed by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) to encourage international peace and cooperation, as well as help preserve sites of world significance. 

Brittany Tulla, Executive Director of the CWHC, and board member Tom Tisdale talk with Walter Edgar about why the Commission believes Charleston’s history is worthy of global recognition. 

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