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Category: Education

Education, Event, Uncategorized

Last weekend, Drayton Hall participated in National Public Garden Day at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. We were happy to share with the guests some of the activities we do at…

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Education, Teachers

Rikki Davenport is our Curator of Education and oversees everything student related (plus a whole lot more) at Drayton Hall. Read on for some thoughts on our most recent season…

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Education, Event, Teachers, Uncategorized

This spring marked the third year that I have worked with students in The Citadel’s Teacher Education Program. Cadets and veterans trained with Drayton Hall educators and took part in…

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Breaking News, Education, Event, Uncategorized

Architecture enthusiasts from across the southern United States converged on Charleston in mid-April for VITRUVIANA 2012: Charleston and the Development of American Architecture.  The purpose of the 2-day program was…

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African American history, Education, Genealogy, Research

In African-American genealogical research, there is a term that describes the dearth of records associated with former slaves prior to 1870. Researchers call it the “1870 brick wall,” and for…

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African American history, Education, Research, Uncategorized

For most of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, plantation tourist sites in the Charleston area were not places to learn about African American history. This was a…

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