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drayton hall announces new director of archaeology luke pecaroro charleston plantation historic site
Archaeology, Breaking News, Preservation

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is pleased to announce that Dr. Luke Pecoraro has joined the Drayton Hall Preservation team as our first Director of Archaeology. Luke’s addition to Drayton Hall…

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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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charleston sc best house tour plantation historic house museum
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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Charleston plantation tours
Landscape, Preservation, Trish Smith

A few years ago, a structural engineer informed us that at Drayton Hall, we have “highly mobile” soils. We filed that away under “interesting trivia engineers need to know” until…

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did you know facts about drayton hall charleston sc
Archaeology, Architecture, Landscape, New Facilities, Preservation

Test your Drayton Hall knowledge with this quick “Did You Know” on Drayton Hall created by our curators. How many did you already know? Drayton Hall was owned by seven…

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