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drayton hall plantation research on enslaved pottery charleston sc
African American history, Archaeology, Art, Breaking News, Research

In a collaborative effort between Southeastern archaeologists, Drayton Hall (Charleston, SC) Wexler Curatorial Fellow Corey Heyward is identifying ways to recognize West African potting traditions on locally made, low-fired ceramics…

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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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Collections, Research, Visitor Services

This summer one of Charleston’s moments in the spotlight is actually due to its moment in the dark – a solar eclipse takes place August 21, and Charleston is the…

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Collections, Conservation, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist & Curator of Collections The Drayton Hall collections span centuries and generations of Drayton family members. This month we are highlighting an object that is…

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African American history, Archaeology, Collections, Genealogy, New Facilities, Preservation, Research

by Cameron Moon, Preservation Coordinator, the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust As work begins on the new visitor center, preparations to repurpose the historic caretaker’s house into an interpretive exhibit are…

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Archaeology, Collections, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow The two objects seen here are broken fragments of tobacco pipes. Made of kaolin clay, pipes were imported from England and were a common…

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