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4:10 am on Tuesday September 29, 2009

Public invited to participate in archaeological digs at Drayton Hall

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20090929-drayton.jpg The State reports that Second Annual Drayton Hall Archaeological Institute is holding a ten-day program open to any archaeologically interested people who want to get down and dirty with some real...
7:11 am on Saturday September 12, 2009

Two Charleston plantations, two presentations of centuries past

Image by Flickr user ralphbod Image by 20090912-history.jpgRestoration versus preservation: it's a bit like a historical novel versus a history book. Jim Rutenberg recently used two of Charleston's grand plantations, Drayton Hall and Magnolia...
4:55 am on Monday September 7, 2009

Mystery painting of Drayton Hall turns out to be very real

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20081026drayton.jpg The walls extending from the main building had been forgotten before the painting was uncovered. Late last year a photocopy of a mystery watercolor turned up in Drayton Hall's mailbox. And the circa...
4:36 am on Sunday October 26, 2008

Drayton Hall digging for mystery walls

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20081026drayton.jpg The walls extending from the main building had been forgotten before the painting was uncovered -- but it's still not proof they ever did exist. The oldest preserved plantation house in America is...
6:13 am on Monday October 20, 2008

Five cabins to span centuries of black story

Image by Drayton HallImage by 20081020drayton.jpg Five old slave cabins have sat largely unused on the grounds Drayton Hall for years. But now that's all changing: The cabins will be "authentically" restored, with one cabin representing a section of...
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