- The Estate
The 2019 An Agreeable Prospect: 18th Century Ceramics from the Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection wall calendar showcases twelve of the archaeological ceramics found in the inaugural exhibit of the Gates Gallery in the Sally Reahard Visitors Center at Drayton Hall. The exhibit, An Agreeable Prospect: The Creation of a Colonial South Carolina Palace and Garden illustrates the story of the creation of Drayton Hall, the free and enslaved individuals who built the buildings, the slave-based society that made Drayton Hall possible, and the elaborate material culture that surrounded the Drayton family. This calendar highlights the extensiveness of the Drayton Hall archaeological record, showing the vast range of ceramics found in relationship to the 18th century. From exquisite Chinese-export porcelains to the finely crafted colonowares created in South Carolina by enslaved African and Native American potters, the Drayton Hall archaeological collection reveals clues to the past lives of those who lived and worked at Drayton Hall.