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African American history, Preservation, Uncategorized

Posted by Courtney Bates, Development Coordinator With 2010 around the corner Drayton Hall is busy getting prepared to tackle two big projects in the New Year.  First, we’ll be continuing…

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African American history, Breaking News, Uncategorized

This past week, the country lost one of its national treasures when Mr. Philip Simmons, the famed Charleston blacksmith, passed away.  Mr. Simmons’ work has been documented and appreciated for…

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African American history, Archaeology, Press, Research

Some of the projects we have been working on received attention from the local media this week.  Click on the links below to see the stories featured on our local…

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African American history, Geneaology

Posted by George McDaniel, Executive Director Drayton Hall is very much about family heritage. That was demonstrated at the September 20th celebration of the 100th anniversary of Richmond Bowens’ birth.…

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African American history

Have you ever had a question asked of you that made you come to a screeching halt? That’s what happened when the National Trust asked, “Is your site a plantation?”…

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African American history, Breaking News, Education, Event, Geneaology, Research, Uncategorized

This September marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richmond Bowens (1908-1998), a seventh generation descendant of people who, according to family history, were brought as slaves from Barbados to Charleston in the…

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