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Archaeology, Carter C. Hudgins, General

Carter C. Hudgins Ph. D is, as many of our readers know, the President and CEO of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust. In January of 2021, he began overseeing a new…

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Archaeology, Collections

At Drayton Hall, Charleston’s beautiful spring is in full swing. Tours of the main house and musuem galleries  are once again being enjoyed by people from all over: a welcome…

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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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Archaeology, Corey Ames Heyward, Interiors

Last month, in the February 2020 edition of Circa, Drayton Hall’s monthly e-newsletter, we asked some of our Drayton Hall members whether they thought the symbol impressed on the pipe…

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African American history, Archaeology, Art, Breaking News, Research

In a collaborative effort between Southeastern archaeologists, Drayton Hall (Charleston, SC) Wexler Curatorial Fellow Corey Heyward is identifying ways to recognize West African potting traditions on locally made, low-fired ceramics…

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