Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series

The Friends of Drayton Hall are pleased to present the fourth season of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. Beginning with the opening event of the 2017 season, you’ll experience a range of thought-provoking presentations related to American history and culture by some of today’s most respected historians, archaeologists, and curators. Speakers will also highlight the connections of Charleston and Drayton Hall to their research interests and answer questions from the audience. For additional information on this year’s speakers, please visit the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series website.

The 2017 Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series is sponsored by The Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC and The National Trust for Historic Preservation


 

SPRING 2017 SERIES

 

Will Cook, Associate General Counsel, National Trust for Historic Preservation
From Charleston to the Grand Canyon: Using Preservation Law to Protect Historic Places and Cultural Landscapes

Advance registration required.

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Doors open at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm.

 


 

Tiya Miles, Mary Henrietta Graham Distinguished University Professor,
University of Michigan
Phantoms of the Plantation South: An Exploration of Ghost Tourism at Sites of Slavery

Advance registration required.

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Doors open at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm.

 


 

FALL 2017 SERIES

 

Christopher M. Swan, Senior Conservator of Wooden Artifacts,
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Furniture Conservation: Some Finer Points

Advance registration required.

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Doors open at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm.

 


 

Robert Hunter, Editor, Ceramics in America
A Peculiar Look at the 18th-Century Ceramics of Drayton Hall

Advance registration required.

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Doors open at 5:30 pm; program begins at 6:30 pm.

SPONSORED BY CHIPSTONE

 


 

LOCATION

Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street, Charleston SC 29403

Ample parking available.

Doors open at 5:30 pm with a Wine and Cheese Reception.
Presentations start promptly at 6:30 pm.
Advance registration required; please arrive for prime seating.

For more information about
our Distinguished Speakers Series

Tara White Odom
Development Events Coordinator
843-769-2627 or by e-mail

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