At Pickett Educational Resources LLC we believe the study of history is more than memorizing dates and cold facts. It is the process of gathering information and then using that information to come to an informedconclusion. This is a skill that is useful in every aspect of our lives. Our educational products and services are designed to develop that skill while enabling students to learn about the past.
Margaret F. Pickett
Margaret is a graduate of the University of Maryland. She is a former teacher who spent 20 years working in museum education in Virginia’s historic triangle—Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. In 1999 she became an independent Living History Interpreter researching and developing several documented Living History programs based on the lives of prominent colonial women. She has portrayed these women for the National Park Service, the Learning Odyssey Program at the College of William and Mary and many local organizations in both Virginia and South Carolina.
In 2007 Margaret and her son Dwayne started Pickett Educational Resources and as co-director she developed several educational DVD’s to help bring history alive in the classroom. She is the co-author of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521 – 1608 and the author of Eliza Lucas Pinckney: Colonial Plantation Manager and Mother of American Patriots 1722-1793.
Dwayne W. Pickett
Dwayne is a professional archaeologist and has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the College of William & Mary with a concentration in historical archaeology. He has been conducting historical research as well as excavations for over 20 years and has worked at several sites of significance in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina and Bermuda.
As a result of his research, he has authored or co-authored numerous reports and articles and has presented the results of many of these publications at conferences and to the general public. Dwayne is also the co-author of The European Struggle to Settle North America: Colonizing Attempts by England, France and Spain, 1521-1608 and the author of Captain William Hilton and the Founding of Hilton Head Island (History Press, July 1, 2019).
In 2007 he along with Margaret Pickett founded Pickett Educational Resources. Through his work he has developed several programs to teach the principals of archaeology and historical research for both children and adults including the popular Camp Dig-It! program.