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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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Landscape

Following in the footsteps of his ancestor, French Botanist André Michaux   Regis Pluchet, a great-great-great-nephew of André Michaux, visited Drayton Hall earlier this month while touring the same areas of…

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Distinguished Speakers Series, Friends of Drayton Hall, Research

As part of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, Dr. Mary Beth Norton gave a presentation entitled Beyond Boston: The Fate of the Seven Tea Ships on March 20, 2014. The…

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