Celebrate national Preservation Month with free events at Historic Rock Hill’s White Home

To help celebrate Historic Preservation Month in May, Historic Rock Hill will be hosting a number of free events at the White Home. Flair for Repair, a vendor fair, will feature local vendors specializing in services in products for older homes. This daylong event will be a chance for home owners to meet a variety of home repair and other professionals, whether your house is 20 years old or 200 years old.

The event will include hands-on workshops such as sash window repair and glazing, energy efficiency in old homes, and home décor DIY. There will be a small fee for those who would like to participate in the workshops. Reservations for the workshops are required by calling 803-329-1020. Flair for Repair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the White Home, 258 E. White St. in Rock Hill. The fair will be free and open to the public, although donations to Historic Rock Hill will be accepted. If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the fair please call 803-329-1020 or info@historicrockhill.com.

Also during Preservation Month, a Friday evening lecture series will cover topics for those interested in the history of and current issues in preservation that will last approximately thirty minutes. Dan Elswick, senior historic architecture consultant with SC Archives & History, will discuss the Nuts and Bolts of Historic Preservation Tax Credits at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 12. Lindsay Stuber, program director and preservationist with Historic Rock Hill, will talk about Architectural Styles in Rock Hill at 5:30 p.m. Friday

, May 19. Janice Miller, historic preservation specialist with the City of Rock Hill, will share information about Historic Preservation Issues at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 26. There will also be a wine tasting following each lecture that will be coordinated by the Main Street Bottle Shop. All events will be held at the White Home, 258 E. White St. in Rock Hill.

A private 501C3, Historic Rock Hill’s mission is preserving and protecting the historic resources of Rock Hill, SC to enhance the livability of its historic areas through offering educational programs, hosting special events and community activities, and by leading preservation initiatives.

Details, 803-329- 1020 or info@historicrockhill.com