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Cameron Moon Appointed 2020 Wood Family Fellow at Drayton Hall

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Cameron Moon, 2020 Wood Family Fellow

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is pleased to make a most exciting and happy announcement. Cameron Moon has been selected as the 2020 Wood Family Fellow.

Established by Anthony C. Wood in memory of his brother and fellow preservationist, Stephen Wood, and his parents Tanya and Leonard Wood, the Wood Family Fellowship is awarded annually to a rising professional in the field of archaeology, architectural history and conservation, landscape studies or collections management. Since 2005, graduate-level preservation professionals have benefited from this formative experience. Thanks to the Wood Family Fellowship, Cameron continues her ground-breaking research into Drayton Hall’s residents during the postbellum period.

Cameron is the Assistant Curator of Historic Architectural Resources at Drayton Hall; contributing to the research and conservation of the site’s extant structures and architectural fragments. During her time at Drayton Hall, she has advanced the organization’s understanding of the postbellum and twentieth century history of the site, focusing on phosphate mining on the property and the African American community that lived there from 1866 to 1960. In 2018, she curated the permanent exhibit in the Richard and Jill Almeida Gallery in the Caretaker’s House, a ca.1870 vernacular structure built for a caretaker while phosphate was mined on the property. The exhibit, which won the Southeastern Museums Conference Gold Award in Excellence in Exhibitions, interprets the residents of the home, the phosphate mining and manufacturing industry, and the labor force that formed a thriving African American community at Drayton Hall.  Cameron also directs the site’s disaster preparedness and recovery planning and implementation program.

Cameron Moon received a B.A. in Historic Preservation and Community Planning from the College of Charleston Honors College. Prior to joining the Drayton Hall staff in 2014, she worked in the construction industry, specializing in restoration of historic residences in Charleston.

“I’ve been finding more and more to research. There is so much more to follow up on and question.” Said Cameron during one of her recent webinars on Drayton Hall’s modern history. Drayton Hall is pleased to welcome Cameron’s research into our increasing and exciting interpretation of the site and each life which has touched it.

Watch your emails for news of Cameron’s upcoming webinars resulting from her fellowship research!