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African American history, Geneaology

Posted by George McDaniel, Executive Director Drayton Hall is very much about family heritage. That was demonstrated at the September 20th celebration of the 100th anniversary of Richmond Bowens’ birth.…

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African American history

Have you ever had a question asked of you that made you come to a screeching halt? That’s what happened when the National Trust asked, “Is your site a plantation?”…

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Education, Preservation, Uncategorized

Using nothing more than cardboard, toothpicks, spray paint, and an abundant amount of hot glue, a team of students from Valley High School in Gilcrest, Colorado, constructed an impressive model…

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Landscape, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

Posted by Jessica Garrett, Director of Development Returning to work from my Christmas vacation meant that I came back to overflowing mailboxes and a host of piles on my desk…

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Education, Event, Fieldwork, Landscape, Preservation, Uncategorized

Click on the video below to see the results of the first ever Drayton Hall Archaeological Institute. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opU-HkKDZdU&hl=en&fs=1]

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Event, Fieldwork, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

The fifth and final day of the Archaeological Institute got off to a quick start with all participants showing up early for the day’s work.  Rather than commencing the day…

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