2016-04-01 / News

Sam McCuen joins Archaeological Research Trust Board

Contributed by Nena Powell

Sam McCuen Sam McCuen Communicat ions consultant Sam E. McCuen has joined the Archaeological Research Board of Trustees of South Carolina’s premier archaeological research institute.

The Archaeological Research Trust ( ART) solicits funds from the private sector to research projects as such as:

1) Santa Elena, the earliest Spanish capital in the New World located in Beaufort County, dating to 1566- 1587, was settled long before Jamestown.

2) Fort Motte in Calhoun County where Brig. General Francis Marion and Lighthorse Harry Lee beat the British.

3) Salvaging three cast iron Confederate cannons from the Great Pee Dee River in Florence County with a total weight of 7.4 tons.

The ART is part of the SC Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina Educational Foundation.

McCuen, of Lexington, S.C., is a current or former member of the boards of directors of the S.C. Philharmonic Orchestra, Palmetto Place Children’s Emergency Shelter,, S.C. Center for Birds of Prey, S. C. Humanities Council, the SC Archives and History Foundation, the Columbia Museum of Art, the USC College of Journalism, the Allen University Educational Foundation, and the City of Columbia Parks Foundation.

Contact Nena Powell Rice at ( 803) 576- 6573 office, (803) 331-3431 cell, nrice@ sc. edu, to get involved in preserving South Carolina’s rich heritage.

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