Friends of the Owens-Thomas House

Owens-Thomas House

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FOT’s assistance allows the Owens-Thomas House to continue its preservation efforts, interpretation development, and visitor programming. The group enjoys special access to the Owens-Thomas House through garden parties, lectures, and tours. In addition, opportunities to meet and socialize with others interested in architecture, decorative arts, gardening and history are scheduled throughout the year, as well as local and regional field trips to historic sites.




Upcoming FOT Events


Panel: Interpreting Slavery in a Historic City
March 15 | 5:30 pm
Free and open to the public.

A major part of our responsibility as historic site stewards is a deep consideration of how we talk about the institution of slavery and the experiences of people who were enslaved. Join museum and history professionals for a conversation about interpreting slavery at historic sites, including why this work is important and how to ensure that we do it responsibly.

Moderator: Dr. Porchia Moore. Panel Participants: Jamal Toure, Board Member, George Liele Visions, Inc.; Jamie Credle, Director, Davenport House Museum/HSF; Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts, Telfair Museums; and Shawn Halifax, Cultural History Interpretation Coordinator, Charleston County Parks.