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Category: Archaeology


Archaeology, Architecture, Collections, Conservation, New Facilities

Small metal objects are usually the most difficult artifacts to identify in our archaeological collection. It often takes some super sleuthing and a lot of research to figure out the…

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Archaeology, Landscape, Preservation, Visitor Services

The hurricane season of 2017 has already seen us watch Harvey from afar, weather Irma up close and keep an eye on Maria; we’ve gotten hurricane preparedness down to a…

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African American history, Archaeology, Collections, Genealogy, New Facilities, Preservation, Research

by Cameron Moon, Preservation Coordinator, the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust As work begins on the new visitor center, preparations to repurpose the historic caretaker’s house into an interpretive exhibit are…

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Archaeology, Collections, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow The two objects seen here are broken fragments of tobacco pipes. Made of kaolin clay, pipes were imported from England and were a common…

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Portico, Preservation, Staff

Enjoy this fascinating piece by Trish Smith on the National Trust’s Preservation Leadership Forum Blog. Posted on November 20, 2015, news of the discoveries related to the rehabilitation of Drayton Hall’s iconic…

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African American history, Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Event

By Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist + Curator of Collections A group of objects from the Drayton Hall Museum and Archaeological Collections are on their way to The Society of The Four…

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