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Category: Collections


Collections, Research

An individual’s personal library has the potential to reveal significant information about their character, interests, worldview, and education. Such is certainly the case at Drayton Hall, where research has identified…

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Archaeology, Collections

One of the most beloved artifacts in the Drayton Hall Archaeological Collection is this “GR” medallion from a stoneware jug. Most likely made in Westerwald, Germany, these jugs enjoyed great…

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Staff

In 2012 Drayton Hall became an institutional partner of the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery (DAACS), an extensive archaeological database created in 2000 by the Monticello Archaeology Department to…

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Collections, Research

If Charles Pinckney (1751-1824)—Continental Congressman, signer of the U.S. Constitution, Governor of South Carolina, and minister to Spain—is considered to be a “forgotten founder” by historians,  then so to is…

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Breaking News, Collections, Fieldwork, Research

Archivist Becky Ebert, who aided our staff in the search for the mystery watercolor’s provenance, recently visited Drayton Hall. As told in the intriguing story featured on our blog in August…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Event

One of four Delft tiles from the Drayton Hall Collection that are on display at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum in the new exhibit, A Rich and Varied Culture:…

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