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Community Day at the Dill Sanctuary-Hosted By The Charleston Museum

October 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

I will be doing an interpretive talk on “Civil War Cooking: What the Confederate Soldiers Ate” which will focus on the foods Confederate soldiers ate prepared by cooks, when they were stationed at Battery Pringle area of Dill Sanctuary, and other locations during the way. Some of the cooks were enslaved laborers who included my ancestor, Lavinia C. Thompson, who served with her master, Samuel G. Webb, both stationed at Battery Pringle in the fall/winter of 1864.

Museum staff will be on hand to discuss recent accomplishments at the Sanctuary including preservation of the Civil War batteries, archaeological research, as well as natural resource management. Attendees can take guided tours, hear special presentations on the history and ecology of the property, hike to the wildlife pond, and participate in educational children’s activities, all while enjoying the natural environment of this Lowcountry treasure.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is encouraged. ***SUGGESTED DONATION $10*** For more information, click on the link, https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/…/community-day-at…/


October 7, 2023
10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Dill Sanctuary
1163 Riverland Drive
Charleston, SC 29412 United States
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