“Finding Freedom’s Home” at the Coastal Discovery Museum

On March 27, the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island will feature “Finding Freedom’s Home,” a talk by Scott Butler.  Mr. Butler, a senior archaeologist in our Atlanta office, will discuss the recently completed Mitchelville archaeological project, which took place at the Hilton Head Airport. Mitchelville was an African-American residential community first established during the Civil War.  The site is located adjacent to Fort Howell, an earthen Civil War fort listed on the National Register. The Mitchelville site contains the remains of individual freedmen’s houses, as well as an extensive Civil War military component.

The Coastal Discovery Museum is also home to an exhibit of Mitchelville artifacts recovered by Brockington, which opened earlier this year.  Mr. Butler’s talk is open to the public and will be followed by a reception.

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