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African American history, Breaking News, Conservation, Staff, Uncategorized

George McDaniel, the driving force behind the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust for more than 25 years, has announced he’ll be stepping down at the end of the month. It’s bittersweet…

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Breaking News, Distinguished Speakers Series, Event

Did you know that the Draytons preferred to entertain with Madeira wine? And that popular southern dishes like gumbo were brought to the New World by West African slaves? How have…

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Breaking News

Drayton Hall will be closed tomorrow, February 24, due to inclement weather conditions. Stay safe and warm, everyone!

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African American history, Breaking News, Geneaology, Research, Staff

On February 21, Drayton Hall President and Executive Director Dr. George W. McDaniel will present “Towards a More Complete History: Connecting Places and People by Engaging Descendants” at the highly…

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Breaking News, Preservation

Every year, Drayton Hall closes its gates to the public so that our staff can work on the house and grounds. We will be closed February 2-6 for house cleaning, preservation…

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African American history, Breaking News, Staff

How do you research, document, and interpret the history of a community that has seemingly vanished from the landscape? A session last November at the National Preservation Conference in Savannah…

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