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George W. McDaniel

Saturday, May 2101:40 - 03:25 PM

Session 7

History, Preservation, and Public Reckoning in Museums

George W. McDaniel is executive director emeritus of Drayton Hall, a historic site owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and operated by the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust in Charleston, South Carolina. A native of Atlanta and a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa, he holds a B.A. in history from Sewanee, a Masters of Arts in Teaching in history from Brown University, and a Ph.D. in history from Duke University. He is the author of numerous publications, his most recent being an essay, Asking Big Questions of Small Places, in Interpreting African American History and Culture at Historic Sites and History Museums (2015). He has presented at numerous workshops and conferences on museums, history, education, and historic preservation, and his work has earned awards at the local, state, and national levels. Following his retirement this summer, McDaniel will begin work as a consultant.