By Norman Powers for The Island Connection
Recent developments at one of Charleston’s oldest and bestpreserved plantation homes will be the focus of April’s Evening Program at the Lake House on Thursday evening, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., in a presentation by Dr. Carter C. Hudgins, the president and CEO of The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust.
Considered the finest example of American architecture to survive from the Colonial era, Drayton Hall has expanded its educational programs for visitors to the site along the Ashley River, and continues to offer guided tours through the brick mansion whose interior has been cited for its period accuracy.
Dr. Hudgins has worked in the fields of archeology, history and historic preservation for 20 years and came to Drayton Hall after working as a senior staff archeologist at Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery Project. He earned his PhD in History and Material Culture from the University of London and has lectured and published widely on the history, archeology and material culture of colonial America and postmedieval Britain.
All Seabrook Island residents and their guests are welcome to attend. There is a $5 charge for non-SINHG members. Refreshments and fellowship are offered at 7 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30.