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Cypress Gardens Presentation

Jun 12, 2009

On June 11, 2009 Brockington senior historian Charlie Philips addressed the Berkeley County, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce about the story of Dean Hall at Cypress Gardens. Berkeley County owns the public gardens which were built out of an old rice field reservoir at Dean Hall Plantation on the Cooper River near Charleston.

The History Workshop is producing a new display for the gardens that tells the story of Dean Hall. The project was initiated by a data recovery of the settlement area of Dean Hall for Dupont Corporation's Kevlar plant expansion in November of 2007 in which all Brockington offices contributed. 


Historic Charleston Foundation Award

Apr 23, 2009

Historic Charleston Foundation presented Brockington and Associates with a special award for supporting HCF's efforts to safeguard the architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston and South Carolina Lowcountry through archaeology. The award recognizes our January 2008 excavations at South Adger's Wharf in downtown Charleston.

Andrew Agha accepts award


Combahee Ferry Project in NCPH March Newsletter

Mar 19, 2009

Brockington's work on the Combahee Ferry Historic District mitigation plan is featured in the National Council on Public History's March Newsletter. The district is the site of the 1863 Combahee Ferry Raid, led by Colonel James Montgomery with assistance from Harriet Tubman. Brockington's work on the mitigation plan encompasses data recovery excavations, a history of the ferry site and raid, and several forms of public interpretation, including a Web site and a historical marker.

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Cypress Gardens Proposed Exhibit

Mar 13, 2009

Brockington's archaeological work at Dean Hall Plantation and its proposed exhibit at Cypress Gardens are featured on the front page of the Post and Courier. Brockington archaeologists excavated more than 50,000 artifacts at the 19th century rice plantation. Cypress Gardens, located next door, plans to host a new exhibit to showcase the archaeology and the stories about slave life at the plantation that the archaeology uncovered.

Read more about Cypress Gardens in the Post and Courier


Lord Ashley Site

Mar 02, 2009

Brockington's work at St. Giles Plantation, also known as the settlement site of Lord Anthony Ashley Cooper, was featured recently in the Post and Courier. While conducting fieldwork to include the site in the Ashley River Historic District, Brockington archaeologists discovered not only an artifact assemblage that is exclusively seventeenth century, but also a large, intact chimney foundation. This discovery is very important for research dealing with the first 20 years of the Carolina colony, and also, the very first trade initiated between the British and Native Americans.

Read more about the archaeology in the Post and Courier


Historic Cemetery Relocation

Feb 20, 2009

The Post and Courier published an article about Brockington historians'and archaeologists' work at a historic cemetery on Reid Street in Charleston. The cemetery was used from about 1840 to 1860, and it was called Hampstedt Cemetery or God's Acre Cemetery. Brockington historians and archaeologists are working with the Charleston Housing Authority to relocate many of the graves to Betheny Cemetery.

Read more about the cemetery in the Post and Courier


SAA Symposium

Feb 11, 2009

Eric Poplin is organizing a symposium for the 2009 Society for American Archaeology Meetings, held in Atlanta April 22 to 26. The symposium, titled "Indians in Carolina 1600-1860: Recent Archaeological Research," will include Brockington participants Sudha Shah, Brent Lansdell, Tom Whitley, Alex Sweeney, and Jon Marcoux.


Tennessee Association of Museums

Feb 10, 2009

Please visit the History Workshop's booth at the Tennessee Association of Museums annual meeting. The meeting will be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, March 18 to 20.


SC Federation of Museums

Feb 07, 2009

The History Workshop will return to the South Carolina Federation of Museums conference. This year's conference, March 3 to 6, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, will be held in conjunction with the North Carolina Museums Council.


APPL Annual Convention

Feb 06, 2009

Brockington and Associates will have a booth at the Association of Partners for Public Lands annual convention. This year's conference will be March 1 to 5 in Baltimore.


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