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Hanover, VA 23069
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Speaker Series: George McDaniel

 

George McDaniel, Ph. D., will speak at the Tavern this spring. McDaniel spent 25 years as the executive director of Drayton Hall Preservation Trust in Charleston, South Carolina. He will be speaking on the importance of public history, education, and community bridge-building, especially as it relates to historic and cultural sites like Hanover Tavern.

“George McDaniel’s tenure at Drayton Hall represents the embodiment of stewardship and whole place preservation. He has led the preservation and maintenance of the site’s extraordinary buildings and landscape, as well as the surrounding landscape of the Ashley River. He has worked tirelessly and creatively to recover and tell the stories of the site, especially those of its African American history. His work has established new and expansive ways in which historic sites provide public benefit. George’s leadership, which is always grounded in a good story and his easy laugh, has made Drayton Hall an exemplary historic site and it has strengthened the National Trust as an organization.” -Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation

This Hanover Tavern Speaker Series event is free to the public. Date TBD.

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