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Charles Pinckney

National Historic Site - South Carolina

The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site preserves a portion of Charles Pinckney's Snee Farm plantation and country retreat. Pinckney (1757-1824) was a member of a prominent political family in South Carolina. He fought in the American Revolutionary War, was held for a period as prisoner in the North, and returned to the state in 1783. He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention where he contributed to drafting the United States Constitution. He was elected to three non-consecutive terms as Governor of South Carolina, and as a member of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives.

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https://www.nps.gov/chpi/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Pinckney_National_Historic_Site The Charles Pinckney National Historic Site preserves a portion of Charles Pinckney's Snee Farm plantation and country retreat. Pinckney (1757-1824) was a member of a prominent political family in South Carolina. He fought in the American Revolutionary War, was held for a period as prisoner in the North, and returned to the state in 1783. He served as a delegate to the constitutional convention where he contributed to drafting the United States Constitution. He was elected to three non-consecutive terms as Governor of South Carolina, and as a member of the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. Charles Pinckney was a principal author and signer of the United States Constitution. This remnant of his coastal plantation is preserved to tell the story of a "founding father," his life of public service, the lives of enslaved African Americans on South Carolina Lowcountry plantations and their influences on Charles Pinckney. The park is located on the south side of Long Point Road .7 miles from US Highway 17, or 3 miles if coming from I-526. Charles Pinckney National Historic Site Visitor Center A historic Lowcountry cottage house serves as the park's visitor center. Visitors can enjoy museum exhibits, film options, Jr. Ranger program, and obtain park and local area information and orientation. Property owner William Mathews constructed the house ca. 1828 on the foundations of the Pinckney house. The house retained its characteristics through subsequent owners until Thomas Ewing bought Snee Farm in 1936. Thomas and Anna Ewing added two one-story rear (north) wings in 1936. The park is located on the south side of Long Point Road .7 miles from US Highway 17, or 3 miles if coming from I-526. Historic House and Grounds 1828 Lowcountry cottage and grounds The historic house serves as the park's visitor center and features exhibits, film options, and a museum shop. Charles Pinckney Charles Pinckney portrait American founding father, Charles Pinckney, was a contributing author and signer of the U.S. Constitution. Live Oak Live Oak Spanish Moss drape Live Oak in the early morning sun. Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) Flowering plants, like this Southern Magnolia, are remnant of historic ornamental gardens once enjoyed by former farm owners and still marveled over by modern visitors. Corn Crib Corn Crib Snee Farm, once owned by Charles Pinckney, was a working farm for over 200 years. This corn crib, built in 1910, is one of the few remaining structures of a bygone era. Boardwalk and Marsh Boardwalk and Marsh A .25 mile loop trail is a popular activity for visitors to enjoy the grounds and see points of cultural and natural interest along the way. NPS Geodiversity Atlas—Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, South Carolina Each park-specific page in the NPS Geodiversity Atlas provides basic information on the significant geologic features and processes occurring in the park. [Site Under Development] snee farm house Listening to the Eclipse: National Park Service scientists join Smithsonian, NASA in nationwide project A solar eclipse is visually stunning, but what will it sound like? NPS scientists will find out by recording sounds in parks across the USA. An NPS scientist installs audio recording equipment in a lush valley at Valles Caldera NP. Reconstruction During Reconstruction, the Federal government pursued a program of political, social, and economic restructuring across the South-including an attempt to accord legal equality and political power to former slaves. Reconstruction became a struggle over the meaning of freedom, with former slaves, former slaveholders and Northerners adopting divergent definitions. Faced with increasing opposition by white Southerners and some Northerners, however, the government abandoned effor Picture depictsing former slaves and free blacks voting following the passage of the 15th amendment Emancipation and the Quest for Freedom Although the abolition of slavery emerged as a dominant objective of the Union war effort, most Northerners embraced abolition as a practical measure rather than a moral cause. The war resolved legally and constitutionally the single most important moral question that afflicted the nascent republic, an issue that prevented the country from coalescing around a shared vision of freedom, equality, morality, and nationhood. Slave family seated in front of their house Naturalization at Charles Pinckney National Historic Site The 20th annual naturalization ceremony at Snee Farm, part of Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, was one of the largest naturalization ceremonies in the region in 2017. Each year, naturalization ceremonies are hosted at national parks around the country to celebrate new citizens and recognize the broad and varied history of the United States. The Snee Farm house is a two-story white building with bunting on a lawn under mature trees. Fire Suppression System Wins Engineering Excellence Award In 2012, the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina awarded the three-part design team for Charles Pinckney National Historic Site’s fire suppression system with an engineering excellence award in the category of small projects. Safe interior fireplace in an old farm house The Civilian Experience in the Civil War After being mere spectators at the war's early battles, civilians both near and far from the battlefields became unwilling participants and victims of the war as its toll of blood and treasure grew year after year. In response to the hardships imposed upon their fellow citizens by the war, civilians on both sides mobilized to provide comfort, encouragement, and material, and began to expect that their government should do the same. Painting of civilians under fire during the Siege of Vicksburg The Civil War in American Memory America's cultural memories of the Civil War are inseparably intertwined with that most "peculiar institution" of American history - racial slavery. But in the struggle over Civil War memory which began as soon as the war was over and continues to this day, rival cultural memories of reconciliation and white supremacy have often prevailed. Therein lies the challenge as the National Park Service - a public agency - seeks to "provide understanding" of the Civil War era's lasting impact upon the development of our nation. Elderly Union and Confederate veterans shake hands at the fiftieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg The Changing War Begun as a purely military effort with the limited political objectives of reunification (North) or independence (South), the Civil War transformed into a social, economic and political revolution with unforeseen consequences. As the war progressed, the Union war effort steadily transformed from a limited to a hard war; it targeted not just Southern armies, but the heart of the Confederacy's economy, morale, and social order-the institution of slavery. Woodcut of spectators watching a train station set fire by Sherman's troops National Park Service Commemoration of the 19th Amendment In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment the National Park Service has developed a number of special programs. This includes online content, exhibits, and special events. The National Park Service’s Cultural Resources Geographic Information Systems (CRGIS) announces the release of a story map that highlights some of these programs and provides information for the public to locate and participate. Opening slide of the 19th Amendment NPS Commemoration Story Map Series: National Park Service Geodiversity Atlas The servicewide Geodiversity Atlas provides information on <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geoheritage-conservation.htm">geoheritage</a> and <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/geodiversity.htm">geodiversity</a> resources and values all across the National Park System to support science-based management and education. The <a href="https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1088/index.htm">NPS Geologic Resources Division</a> and many parks work with National and International <a href="https://www.nps.gov/subjects/geology/park-geology.htm">geoconservation</a> communities to ensure that NPS abiotic resources are managed using the highest standards and best practices available. park scene mountains

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