June 27, 2023 was a banner day for SC Black women in preservation. Three received 2023 Historic Preservation Awards, more during one ceremony in the history of the event at The State House!

One of the three recipients was the Barber Family. They received a Stewardship Award for Harriet Barber House.

Thanks to Preservation South Carolina, South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor of South Carolina for celebrating these achievements.

Pictured left to right: Mary Barber Kirkland, Jean Barber Grant, ts. ️️️️Marie Barber Adams , Carrie White, Dr. Albertina Garvin, Jennifer Alston Shiver, Nathaniel Shiver, and Kevin Washington presented by Governor Henry McMaster …….)