Drayton Hall will be closed Thursday, October 11 in anticipation of wide-spread flooding in our area.

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African American history, Education, Research, Uncategorized

For most of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, plantation tourist sites in the Charleston area were not places to learn about African American history. This was a…

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Breaking News, Uncategorized

Ever since its establishment in 1738, Drayton Hall has been, and still is, an integral part of the city of Charleston. What happens in the city has an important effect…

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When I first started my training, of all the history here on the Drayton Hall property (and there’s A LOT), I was drawn to the rich history of the Africans…

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Breaking News, Research, Uncategorized

This story appeared in the Anderson Independent Mail, and we wanted to share it with our blog readers. Hopefully by the end of this year we’ll have some exciting revelations…

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Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Dear Readers, After reading David Field’s keynote remarks at the 40th anniversary annual meeting of Historic Staunton Foundation, we knew we had to share them with you, our blog readers.…

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Next year, 2012, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Drayton Hall.  Thirty years of taking an active role in preserving the main house- from the roof to…

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