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Category: African American history

African American history, Amber Satterthwaite, General, History

An enslaved mason named Carolina had a major role in the construction and maintenance of buildings at Drayton Hall and other plantations in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.…

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African American history, Event, Holiday Season Events, Shop at Drayton Hall, Webinars

We are pleased to announce a full holiday season of events has returned to Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC for 2021! Drayton Hall c. 1738 is the oldest unrestored plantation…

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drayton hall charleston sc archaeology museum
African American history, Archaeology, Carter C. Hudgins, Fieldwork, General, Preservation

“Where did the enslaved people live at Drayton Hall?” This haunting question is one of the most frequently asked by visitors to Drayton Hall, and an inquiry requiring years of…

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African American history, Archaeology, Architecture, Breaking News, Education, Preservation, Tours

July 31, 1797 “The waiting boy Billy returned from a visit to his father Jack, [Thomas Drayton’s] driver at the Ocean Plantation.” September 12, 1803 “Billy absconded last night taking…

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cameron moon appointed 2020 wood family fellow charleston sc
African American history, Breaking News, Cameron Moon, Conservation, Preservation

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…

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African American history, Cameron Moon

The exhibit in the Caretaker’s House at Drayton Hall won the Gold Award in the over $25,000 category of the Excellence in Exhibitions Competition at the South Eastern Museum Conference…

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