Tuesday, October 2, 2:00–5:30
Fees: APT Conference registrants–$35 PTN IPTW registrants–$85 Includes: snack, transportation, materials
Transportation: Walkable, departing from Francis Marion Hotel
Dress Code: Casual with sturdy walking shoes
Handicapped Accessibility: Limited
Continuing Education: Yes
The Aiken-Rhett House Museum (c.1820) in Charleston is one of the few urban complexes with its original outbuildings virtually unaltered since their construction. Historic Charleston Foundation became the steward of the property in 1995 and has, over the last 15 years, funded multiple investigations of the site. Most recently an Historic Structures Report on the outbuildings was prepared by architectural historians Willie Graham, Carl Lounsbury, and Orlando Ridout and paint conservator Susan Buck. This field session in the Aiken-Rhett House back lot will include presentations from architectural historians, archaeologists, and contractors on the collaboration that has served to guide the Foundation in the interpretation and preservation of this singular site.