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In the summer of 2010, Drayton Hall’s Preservation Department completed photographic documentation of the museum collection with the help of interns Peter Finnerty, Claire Sheilds, and Courtney Devoe. Many of…

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Read below for a well balanced and thoughtful approach to the cruise ship issue that has many in the city of Charleston at odds. Historic Charleston Foundation has proposed this…

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The projecting double porch on the west facade of Drayton Hall, where construction began about 1738, resembles a similar feature at Villa Cornaro, a country villa near Venice, Italy, designed…

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The shared history of Charleston and Barbados can be traced back more than three centuries, when, in 1670, a boat of white settlers and enslaved African-Americans set sail from Speightstown in Barbados,…

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Each summer, two special  families, the Weigles and the Hsiehs,  get their kids together for what they refer to as “Cousin Camp.” Read on to hear each cousin’s reaction to what…

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The class and I had a fantastic time today, visiting the Penn Center in St. Helena Island, SC.  We learned so much and had the opportunity to visit some very…

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