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Announcing a New Program Series for the Spring: ‘Family Fun’ First Saturday Programs

Education, Event, Uncategorized

This spring, Drayton Hall is launching a new slate of programs designed for families with children ages 6 through 12.

The programs will be held the first Saturday of every month, February through May, from 10:00am to 11:30am.

Each month offers something new.  In honor Black History Month, the series begins on February 6 with A Day in the Life of a Colonial Plantation.   Parents and kids will learn about the inner workings of a colonial plantation and particularly the contributions Africans and African Americans made to Drayton Hall that enabled it to survive and thrive.  Participants will get to try their hand at colonial cooking, be a blacksmith’s apprentice, and use musical instruments with African traditions.

During each program, kids will use historically-inspired materials and activities to create an object they can take home and continue their learning.    In February, children will make indigo-dyed rag dolls and pinch pots as souvenirs.

In March, we’ll be investigating what happened at Drayton Hall during the Revolutionary War.

Fun Fact:  Did you know that during the American Revolution Drayton Hall was a headquarters for both British and American troops?  And in March 1780, between 8,000 and 10,000 troops were camped at Drayton Hall as the Seige of Charleston was planned. 

Later this spring, in April we’ll be looking at the Civil War,  and then in May at how the different people that have lived at this site– native people, Europeans, Africans, and Americans– have used and impacted the environment of the Carolina Lowcountry in different ways, including residents of today.

Join us for one program, or the entire series!  Families pay the regular gate admission per person plus only $7 per family for the program. OR, you can sign up for the complete series and pay regular gate admission one time plus $20 per family for all four programs.

Learn more by visiting the events page on our website.  We hope to see you in the next few months!