MOUNT PLEASANT — A new documentary tells the story of a South Carolinian who was one of the nation’s founding fathers.

“Forgotten Founder: The Story of Charles Pinckney” is being shown to the public Friday evening at the Charles Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.

The film, produced by South Carolina Educational Television, uses art, period illustrations, historical documents and re-enactments to tell Pinckney’s story.

Pinckney fought in the revolution, served in the Continental Congress and helped draft the Constitution. He served South Carolina as governor, congressman and U.S. senator and was ambassador to Spain during the Jefferson administration.

The Pinckney Historic Site preserves the last 28 acres of Snee Farm, the plantation once owned by Pinckney.