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Preservation, Research

In celebration of Preservation Month, we are posting a series of preservation-related frequently asked questions. Do you have a question for our preservation department? Please comment below and your question could…

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Distinguished Speakers Series, Event, Research

As part of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, S. Max Edelson presented Mapping Carolina: Cartography and the Quest for Empire in the Colonial Southeast on April 17th. Edelson is Associate Professor of…

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Breaking News, Conservation, Preservation, Research

A recent article in The Post & Courier shows how dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, gives insight into how long it took to build Drayton Hall. Michael Worthington of Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory…

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Conservation, Preservation, Research

Does anyone remember the bridge on the second floor during the 1990s? It was there for a decade while preservationists worked on the floor of the upper great hall and…

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Preservation

During tours of the main house, visitors regularly ask, “What are those metal bars in the steps?” The cramps, made of iron and shaped like staples, were used to join…

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Breaking News, Conservation, Preservation, Research, Staff

This week, Drayton Hall’s Curator of Historic Architectural Resources Trish Smith posted an article on the Preservation Leadership Forum’s blog. Her article highlights the preservation work being done on Drayton…

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