UNIQUE PROGRAM LETS VISITORS EXPERIENCE GULLAH LIFE WHILE RESTORING HISTORIC HOMES
Nestled on a dirt road under a canopy of oak trees on Daufuskie Island sits a bright blue cottage with a small porch. Built by a Gullah freedwoman around 1865, the Frances Jones House was home to several generations of island residents over the years. But the humid, hot climate took its toll and the dwelling began to fall into disrepair. In an effort to save the property, the Daufuskie Endangered Places Program, run by the nonprofit group Preservation South Carolina, came up with a unique solution to pay for repair and give visitors a firsthand look at Gullah life. The group started the project committed to making sure native islanders could hold on to their land.