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Category: African American history


African American history, Friends of Drayton Hall, General

On April 27, 2019 Chef Kevin Mitchell – chef and scholar of Southern foodways – came to Drayton Hall to teach through cooking and discussion on the lives and work…

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Port to Plantation must see history visit Charleston, Sc
African American history, Education, Historical Interpreters, Research, Teachers

Daily at 11:15 am and 2:15 pm Drayton Hall presents the most important history talk in Charleston, SC – Port to Plantation: Slavery and the Making of the Early Lowcountry…

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Revolutionary War period at Drayton Halll
African American history, Breaking News, Education

Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow at Drayton Hall, updated us recently on findings in her ongoing research into the Revolutionary War period at Drayton Hall. John Drayton, who constructed Drayton…

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African American history, Distinguished Speakers Series

In honor of Black History month, we hope you will join us virtually as we broadcast live the authors lecture of Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts on their pivotal…

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Colonoware Drayton Hall Collections Charleston SC
African American history, Archaeology

Pictured: 18th century colonoware bowl with crenulated rim emulating an English-made Staffordshire slipware bowl. Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection.  Artifact spotlight: Colonoware Only a small portion of the material culture in…

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African American history, Cameron Moon, Genealogy

by Cameron Moon, Assistant Curator of Historic Architectural Resources With the increasing popularity of genealogy websites like Ancestry.com, more people can track their ancestry back multiple generations without the help…

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