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A Rich and Varied Culture, Breaking News, Collections, Event

Check out today’s edition of The Post and Courier for a feature on Drayton Hall’s furniture collection and an interview with Carter Hudgins, director of preservation and education. There are…

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African American history, Breaking News

by George W. McDaniel, Ph.D. SHEAR Conference – July 20, 2013 Each year, millions of people visit historical plantation sites throughout the South. Mount  Vernon alone attracts about a million,…

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Breaking News, Education, Teachers, Uncategorized

Although our Executive Director, Dr. George McDaniel, has spent the majority of his career at Drayton Hall, he is the first to tell people that at heart, he’s always been…

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Breaking News, Landscape, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

Drayton Hall’s multi-talented project assistant Joseph Mester has written an excellent piece in the Charleston Gateway visitor guide about Drayton Hall’s African American Cemetery. The article describes the beginnings of…

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Breaking News, Conservation, Press, Uncategorized

For the past four years, Drayton Hall has represented the Ashley River Historic District in a regional planning effort administered by the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester Council of Governments (COG).…

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Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Although this post is a few years old, it explains what exactly we do when we close our doors to the public for our annual closed week. Although there might…

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