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Mini-Archaeologists and the Revolutionary War at Drayton Hall

Archaeology, Education, Uncategorized

Today, Colonial Carolina camper-historians learned about archaeology.  Our very own Archaeologist, Sarah Stroud, displayed actual artifacts from on-site excavations.  Ranging from different ceramics to dolls and lead shot, these artifacts demonstrate the diversity of cultures and people who, throughout time, have lived on Drayton Hall grounds.  Camper-historians viewed an active dig and even found their own artifacts! 

Later, Ms. Betsy taught campers about the Revolutionary War and the uniforms soldiers wore during the period.  Our young historians experienced the weight and texture of period uniforms by wearing them!  Then, Ms. Liz described Revolutionary War camp life.  Camper-historians practiced drilling and, not only enjoyed, but created camp pastimes such as checkers. 

   

 Check back tomorrow to learn how the educational programs and fun from the week culminate in a house tour led by our camper-historians!