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The Heyward-Washington House was built in 1772 to serve as the town home of Thomas Heyward Jr., one of four South Carolina signers of the Declaration of Independence. According to the 1790 census, 12 enslaved people lived on the property, dwelling on the second floor of the kitchen building. During this special event, The Charleston Museum’s curator of historical archaeology, Martha Zierden, discusses what archaeology has revealed about the kitchen and its residents, while chief of education Stephanie Thomas explains how this information was recently applied to a reinterpretation of the house and its inhabitants. The Heyward-Washington House, 87 Church St. Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free with admission: $12; $5 ages three-12; $10 ages 13-17; free for child under three/member. (843) 722-2996,

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 10:30am