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INTERIORS Archaeologist Sarah Stroud points to the pre-Drayton foundation.

a ta l e of t wo wa l l s.

Institute participants assisted Drayton Hall’s Preservation Department in search of colonnades that may have once connected Drayton Hall’s main house to the former flanker buildings to the north and south.

Discoveries by the 2008 Drayton Hall Archaeological Institute by Carter C. Hudgins Ph.D., Interim Director of Preservation

The reason for this recent excavation was a photograph of a watercolor depicting Drayton Hall in the year 1765 (Fig. 1). Anonymously mailed to Executive Director George McDaniel from Winchester, Virginia, it il-

Archaeological research has the exciting ability to answer questions

lustrates previously unknown colonnades extending away from Drayton

about the past in a manner which encourages new investigation — often,

Hall. Because other depicted features, including the original roof, the brick

as one mystery is solved, several more will surface. Such was the case with

pediment, and a lightning rod above the southern chimney, reflect what we

Drayton Hall’s first Archaeological Institute. For a week in October 2008,

know to be true from archaeological and documentary research, it seemed continued on page 4

a national tr ust h i s to r i c s i t e


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Director’s Notes—George W. McDaniel, Ph.D.

Th e Y e a r A h e a d

INTERIORS

The mission of Drayton Hall, a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is to preserve and interpret Drayton Hall and its environs, in order to educate the public and to inspire people to embrace historic preservation.

DRAYTON HALL SITE COUNCIL

Celebrating What Is Real We welcomed 2009 with excitement and anticipation, and to be honest, with some apprehension because we live in uncertain times. You know the reasons for concern all too well, but the endurance of Drayton Hall can perhaps serve as a source of strength. It has seen far worse on its doorstep: wars, revolution, and economic collapse. It has also seen fresh dreams, new beginnings, and re-build-

Anthony Wood, chairman Elizabeth Alston, Don Balderson, Mary Ravenel Black, Heyward Carter, Mimi Cathcart, Anne Cleveland, Edward Crawford, Dr. Elise Davis-McFarland, Jane deButts (emeritus), Charles Drayton (emeritus), Chad Drayton, Frank Drayton, Susan Friberg, Phil Gaines, Helen T. Hill, Benjamin Lenhardt, Sandy Logan, Lee Manigault, Peter McGee (emeritus), Chad Prosser, Jenny Sanford, Rodger Stroup, Vanessa Turner-Maybank, Connie Wyrick (emeritus)

ing. Perhaps that’s why Drayton Hall touches so many people. It doesn’t look new. It shows its age, and as a result, it conveys a sense of endurance and authenticity that few historic sites still possess.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR George W. McDaniel

According to a recent study of broad societal trends, authenticity holds a strong appeal for Americans. As Dr. Ford Bell, president of the American Association of Museums, explained recently: “We Americans are adrift in an ocean of the superficial—celebrities, glitz, reality television—and are at the same time subjected to the great tidal pull of the virtual —the web, video games, and the like. In the midst of this, museums and historic sites and buildings stand like islands of the authentic, rare sanctuaries of substance. Despite the influences pulling our citizens—particularly our younger ones—toward the ephemeral, they are nonetheless engaged and enchanted by what is real.” Drayton Hall provides those opportunities for engagement and enchantment. Here you can personally experience the buildings and the landscape and hear the stories of real people who, from generation to generation, built the buildings and shaped the landscape on which you walk. You see the same river and live oaks that they saw. You can sense the legacy of these people and the “magic” of historic sites, which, as Dr. Bell explained, connect us to the people, places, and events of times past and help us see ourselves in time’s continuum. In our rapidly globalizing world, places with such authenticity and magic are becoming increasingly rare. So now, more than ever, we give thanks for your loyalty and support in the past, and we count on you to continue to support Drayton Hall and what it stands for by sustaining your membership, visiting the site, and encouraging others to do likewise. By doing so, you enable Drayton Hall not just to survive but to flourish. By continuing your support, you will help to preserve the authenticity and magic of this special place and enable those rare qualities to be passed on to the next generation.

ADMINISTRATION Paula Marion, director of finance Michelle Biggs, financial assistant Dawn Brogan, executive assistant

PRESERVATION Carter Hudgins, interim director of preservation Joyce Keegan, collections manager Emily Pack, ashley river region coordinator John Kidder, buildings & grounds superintendent Luke Nesmith, maintenance technician Raymond Nesmith, maintenance technician Karen Clarke, maintenance technician Bill Dinius, Benjamin Dover

MUSEUM INTERPRETATION Craig Tuminaro, director of museum interpretation Rikki Davenport, curator of education Bob Barker, senior interpreter Shelia Harrell-Roye, visitor services manager Kate Ruhf, visitor services manager Joseph Mester, project assistant interpreters: Denise Brown, Booie Chappell, Amanda Clarke, Kelly Conry, Jill Foster, Amanda Franklin, Liz Goodloe, Kathy Haney, Patricia Jack, Judy Johnson, Betsy McAmis, Diane Miller, Leslie Newman, Peggy Reider, Alice Thompson

MARKETING

a n e w i n t e r i o r s a n d mor e As you can see, our newsletter has a whole new look. This has been a labor of love between our marketing and development departments over the past four months. Their goal was to create a publication that would be consistent with Drayton Hall’s overall new look (something our marketing team has been hard at work on since January 2008) while streamlining the newsletter’s content to be more reader friendly and visually interesting. For those who are interested

Vera Ford, director of marketing Kristine Morris, communications director Elizabeth Huseman, museum shop supervisor Carole Tinkey, creative director, retail Debbi Zimmerman, group tour coordinator Natalie Baker, marketing assistant Leslie Lewis, visitor services associate Sadie Cook, visitor services associate Alice Thompson, visitor services associate Janie Clayton, Charlotte Collier, Cathy Conroy

in learning more on various topics, just watch for the @ signs after the articles—they will lead you to additional resources on the web and elsewhere. Some of you may have seen Drayton Hall’s distinctive new look emerging in last year’s marketing communications materials, including our well-received teacher’s brochure highlighting our educational programs, our educators’

DEVELOPMENT Jessica Kelley Garrett, director of development Monte Parsons, director of individual giving Courtney Bates, development coordinator

credentials, and more. Throughout 2009, you’ll see the look taking shape across multiple points of contact: from all of our printed marketing collateral, electronic communications, and future issues of Interiors, to portions of our main website at www.draytonhall.org and our new outdoor series of interpretive panels that will be installed this spring. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank and congratulate the marketing department whose dedication and long hours behind the scenes have contributed to these efforts: Director of Marketing Vera Ford; Communications Direc-

VOLUNTEERS John Anderson, Lawrence Brogan, Chris Chappell, Ed Delaney, Julian Harrison, Franco Manzullo, Ian Purches, Judi Purches, David Stern, Anna Stevens, Stan Younce, Diane Zender, Matt Zender, Jerry Zimmerman

tor and editor of Interiors Kristine Morris; and Marketing Assistant and graphics designer Natalie Baker. I would also like to acknowledge and thank our design firm, Three Steps Ahead, and its president, Josh Korwin, who has worked closely with us to create, develop, and bring Drayton Hall’s new look to life.

Have you visited our website recently? Find out more about what we stand for at www.draytonhall.org.

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91-year-old Susan Weston views an exhibit about her friend at the Bowens house archaeological site.

Th e R ich mon d Bow e ns Tr i b ute Celebrating His Life and Legacy

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eptember 2008 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Rich-

love of history, his love of place and family, and his love of community,” said

mond Bowens, the seventh-generation descendant of enslaved people

Director of Museum Interpretation Craig Tuminaro. “Through his recollec-

who lived and worked at Drayton Hall, and the National Trust’s great-

tions, we are able to connect with and share the history of African-American

est resource on Drayton Hall’s African-American history. Over one hundred

life on the plantation. We hope that those who attended will recognize his

people, including family and friends, gathered to pay their respects.

legacy as it relates to their own family histories—to learn the story, to pre-

“The Tribute Program celebrated what Richmond Bowens stood for—his

serve the story, and to pass it on.”

Family and guests, including Rebecca Campbell, far left, a cousin of Richmond Bowens, take a look at preliminary plans for improved interpretation at the African-American cemetery.

Seventh-generation descendant, Charles Drayton (left, in dark jacket), addresses those gathered at Mr. Bowens’ grave in the African-American cemetery at Drayton Hall, a sacred place dating back to the late 1700s. Mr. Drayton paid tribute to the man who for 24 years played an important role at Drayton Hall as oral historian and friend to all who entered its gates.

Don’t miss the complete description of the day’s events and photo albums at our blog at http://draytonhall.wordpress.com. The story continues with a February 2009 post by George McDaniel on his personal experience with the ever-widening Bowens family circle.

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possible that the colonnades also existed in the 18th century. In the hopes of identifying the footprint of the colonnades and verifying the watercolor, the Institute participants began by investigating the north façade of Drayton Hall, and almost immediately uncovered a low wall of brick extending north from the corner of Drayton Hall (Fig.2). In the wall’s foundation trench, participants excavated shards of a German stoneware jug, English clay pipes, and tin-glazed earthenware bowls. These findings, and the complete absence of late 18th- and 19th-century artifacts, indicate that the wall was constructed at the same time as the main house between 1738 and 1742. Equally important was the discovery of plaster. While only minor quantities of plaster survive, it was applied to the wall’s most visible surface, most likely in an effort to mask the brick and create the appearance of stone. This technique, referred to as rustication, was popular in the 18th century. It is also likely that the wall was

above  Fig. 2. Archaeologists Sarah Stroud and Edward Crawford excavate soil from around the 18th-century colonnade wall. inset  In the 1970s, a wall was identified on the south side of the main house and interpreted at the time as part of a low brick wall topped with an iron railing as seen in this 1845 drawing by Lewis Reeves Gibbes. New findings indicate that Drayton Hall was originally constructed with substantial colonnades that were altered in the late 18th century to take the form shown in the Gibbes drawing.

topped with a rusticated wooden superstructure supported by wooden columns. These columns

progressed, a corner was uncovered along with

scribes the property as having a “dwelling-house,

could have been removed and burned as fire-

a wall running perpendicular to Drayton Hall.

Kitchen, and several Out houses.” It is likely that

wood during the Revolutionary War when British

Chisel marks indicate that the wall was cut to

the newly discovered foundation is a portion of

troops camped at Drayton Hall.

make room for the building of Drayton Hall.

this advertised “plantation.”

While searching for evidence of the 18th-century colonnade, the Institute made another startling discovery: the foundation of a dwelling pre-

This tells us that the foundation belongs to a building that was removed prior to Drayton Hall’s construction.

dating Drayton Hall. While working along the

We know from documentary evidence that a

land-front façade of the main house, the team

“plantation” existed on this property prior to

encountered a substantial brick wall running

John Drayton’s purchase. An advertisement

parallel to Drayton Hall’s foundation. As work

printed in the South Carolina Gazette in 1737 de-

Figure 1. Anonymous water-color of Drayton Hall dated 1765. The colonnade walls depicted here led to the most recent archaeological discoveries at Drayton Hall.

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Intrigued? Read more of the story and see a video and additional photos of the Archaeological Institute’s discoveries. Visit our blog at http://draytonhall.wordpress.com.


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N e wsm a k e r s

left   November 6 & 7, 2009 – A celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the birth of renowned 16th-century architect Andrea Palladio whose work influenced the design of Drayton Hall. The celebration began with an evening lecture by preservation architect and Palladio scholar Alexandra di Valmarana at the American Theater in downtown Charleston. The next day, Drayton Hall hosted a private event with a plantation luncheon and guided tour through a special exhibit of never-before-seen Drayton-family architectural drawings dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. Matthew Webster, architectural conservator and manager of architectural collections for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, and formerly director of preservation at Drayton Hall, led guests through the exhibit and made comparisons between architectural pattern books, including Palladio’s Four Books of Architecture, Drayton Hall’s architecture, and the family’s own architectural drawings.

October 25, 2008 - Sea Island Habitat for Humanity Oyster Roast and Fundraiser at Drayton Hall hosted by the Bishop Gadsden Retirement Community. The event included an authentic Lowcountry buffet and barbeque, live music, professionally guided tours of the main house, and this familiar sight: guests digging into plate after plate of local steamed oysters. A great day for a worthy cause.

Attending the Palladio event are, left to right: Dr. Billy Wingfield, Jenny Sanford, wife of SC Governor Mark Sanford, and Dr. George McDaniel, Executive Director of Drayton Hall. Photo Credit: Taylor Stewart

October 30, 2009— The Historic Ricefields Association donates an additional 300 acres of marshland to Drayton Hall. Celebrating are (left to right) Charles H. Drayton, Jr., Chairman of the Ashley River Region Conservation Committee of Drayton Hall’s site council, and HRA President T. Smith Ragsale III, holding the National Trust’s President’s Award honoring the group’s dedication to conservation. October 4, 2008 – Art On The Ashley. Guests peruse the display areas at our first-ever live auction and sale of works by local and regional artists. Much of the art, including original oils, watercolors, limited-edition photographic prints and signed works in glass and wood, was inspired by the site’s historic house and grounds. All proceeds benefitted Drayton Hall’s preservation efforts.

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W h at is i t? How was it used? Images of John Drayton’s indigo brand. Wood handle, iron shaft, copper-alloy die. Total length 9 inches. Die length 3 ¾ inches.

by Carter C. Hudgins, ph.d. Interim Director of Preservation Throughout the 18th century, John Drayton amassed his fortunes through the cultivation of various crops, including growing and processing of indigo for use in the creation of a deep-blue dyestuff popular in Europe. One artifact that survives from this period is his stamp wrought with his name “I. Drayton.” Because the stamp is made of a lightweight metal that is unable to withstand the high temperatures required for branding, it was likely used to mark indigo cakes prior to sale, as a mark of the manufacturer and an assurance of quality.

Learn more about indigo in “Drayton Hall’s Interpretation Staff Gets The Blues.” Visit our blogsite at http://draytonhall.wordpress.com (from September 30, 2008)

WATSON HILL TODAY As those of you who have been following the story of Watson Hill know, there have been many highs and lows over the past three years. On the plus side, Dorchester County passed an ordinance in 2007 that limited the number of houses that could be built on the tract. On the negative side, the developers approached North Charleston about annexing Watson Hill; then Summerville annexed parcels between Watson Hill and the Ashley River to block North Charleston; then the jurisdictions sued each other over whose annexation superseded the other. Before the dust could settle, the Summerville town council* voted in December 2008 to drop their lawsuit against North Charleston—to the surprise of all. The City of Charleston, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Drayton Hall, and other allies stepped in and were able to persuade a councilman to bring the issue back up for discussion. The Summerville town

You have only to look at this map of the Ashley River Region to understand the potential threat if Watson Hill was annexed. The City of North Charleston is shown in purple on the east side of the river. On the west is the 6400-acre tract of Watson Hill (a). Now compare its size to Drayton Hall (b), and you’ll see the danger that its massive development poses to Drayton Hall and the Ashley River Region—a region we’ve been working to protect for decades.

council then voted to rescind their decision and to continue their lawsuit. Then, once again, the tide turned. It was determined that the consent agreement with North Charleston was written in such binding language

As this issue of Interiors goes to press, one hope is that MeadWestvaco can re-

that Summerville did not have sufficient grounds to rescind it, so the town

purchase Watson Hill as part of its East Edisto project and its conservation-

council was forced to vote to recognize the agreement and let the annexa-

driven 20-year master plan. Another possibility is that conservation-minded

tion proceed.

buyers can be found to purchase and develop Watson Hill in smaller

Weeks passed, and in mid-January of 2009 the entire Charleston conserva-

tracts similar to Poplar Grove, a low-impact community encompassing

tion and preservation community was rocked by the news that the Watson

wooded lands, tidal marshlands, and canals located in both Charleston and

Hill investors had gone into foreclosure on the property and that renewed

Dorchester counties. Either way, Watson Hill would then be developed in a

negotiations, in our favor, now seemed like a real possibility.

sustainable and conservation-minded way—an excellent precedent for other tracts, large and small, in the Ashley River Region, and a happy ending to

*Who were given misleading information about their lawsuit and facing budget

the Watson Hill saga.

shortfalls.

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Read more about it at www.draytonhall.org. Go to the Preservation tab and click on Ashley River Region in the drop-down menu.


Dr ay ton H a ll Su sta in er s As you know, your gifts are even more meaningful during these tough economic times. While people across the country are cutting back, you have made the decision not to cut back when it comes to Drayton Hall. Thank you. We would especially like to thank the following Friends for making sustaining contributions—including membership gifts and special donations—between July 1, 2008 and January 31, 2009.

Pr eservation Pays IRA Gifts There’s good news for individuals aged 70½ or older with individual retirement accounts. Thanks to the extended charitable IRA legislation, you can once again make outright gifts using IRA funds without tax complications. If you are required to receive minimum distributions from your IRA and you do not need the money for personal use, consider using those funds as a

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You are 70½ or older

Your IRA gifts total $100,000 or less each

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In most cases, the transfer counts toward your minimum required distributions.

The gift generates neither taxable income nor a tax deduction, so even those who do not itemize their tax returns receive the benefit.

You may transfer up to $100,000 directly from your IRA in 2008 and 2009.

The distributions may be in addition to or fulfill any charitable giving you have already planned.

The Next Step Be sure to contact tax professionals and your IRA administrator if you are considering a gift under this law. Qualifying gifts require that donors cannot receive benefits or perks in exchange for their gifts. Feel free to call Jessica Garrett at 843-7692601 or to send her an email at jessica_garrett@ draytonhall.org with any questions you may have.

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Copyright © The Stelter Company, All rights reserved. The information is not intended as legal, tax, or investment advice. For such advice, please consult an attorney, tax professional, or investment professional.

Did you catch Jessica’s New Year’s blog at While we our do our best to report accurately, if we have made a mistake, please don’t hesitate to contact Jessica Kelley Garrett at 843-769-2601, so that we can correct it.

http://draytonhall.wordpress.com? Read about the sudden realization that got her away from her desk and onto the grounds.

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U PCOMING EVENTS at dr ay ton h a l l

Lowcountry Oyster Roast at Drayton Hall

Second Annual Friends of Drayton Hall Picnic

Drayton Hall’s 2009 Summer Camp

April 10, 2009—4:30pm – 7:00pm

April 18, 2009—4:00pm – 7:00pm

Sessions Start July 13th and 20th

Now taking reservations!

Held along with Historic Charleston Foundation’s

This family-friendly event with favorite Lowcountry

Drayton Hall’s new “Colonial Carolina” Summer

Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens, this oyster

picnic fare and historical children’s games, is perfect

Camp introduces children to the life of Carolina

roast and picnic includes local steamed oysters, an

for parents, grandparents, and children alike. New

colonists through daily interactive activities, including

authentic Lowcountry buffet supper, plus beer, wine,

this year, Drayton Hall’s 2007 Wood Family Fellow

brick-making, stone-carving, weaving and dyeing

and soft drinks. Guests will also enjoy a professionally

Sarah Stroud will be giving informal presentations

cloth, crafting colonial toys, and much more. Monday

guided tour of Drayton Hall’s main house. Tickets

on her archaeological work while 2008 Wood Family

through Friday, 9:00am to noon. Recommended

are $45 for adults and $20 for children ages 6-18;

Fellow Natalie Ford will be in the house presenting

for children ages 5 through 12. $135 per child per

children under 6 are free. For tickets, call Historic

her architectural research. What a great way to learn

week for non-members; $115 for Friends of Drayton

Charleston Foundation events office at 843-722-3405.

something new about Drayton Hall! Tickets for the

Hall. Includes healthy snacks plus all supplies to

general public are $19.95. Tickets for members of the

participate in crafts and other activities. Check our

Friends of Drayton Hall are $16.95. Children 12 and

website for more information or contact Curator

under are $11.95. For more information and reserva-

of Education Rikki Davenport at 843-769-2607.

tions, please contact Courtney Bates at 843-769-2612.


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