Building Arts students lend hand to Colonial Dorchester

The Fort at Colonial Dorchester (Source:
The Fort at Colonial Dorchester (Source:

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Students from the American College of the Building Arts are helping South Carolina tell the story of one of its earliest colonial sites - Colonial Dorchester.

The college in Charleston is the only four-year college in the nation teaching traditional building arts such as stone carving, timber framing and ornamental iron work.

Now students at the college are helping the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism in crafting an exhibit at the Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site near Summerville. It'll be shown off for the first time Friday.

The site includes the remains of a colonial town near the coast that flourished from the late 1600s through the beginning of Revolutionary War.

The exhibit work at the site is being made possible by a grant from MeadWestvaco.

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