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Category: Collections


Collections, Research

As we ring in 2014 with toasts to the exciting work in the year ahead, here is an example of what the Drayton family was using for their champagne toasts…

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Collections, Event

by Alison Rea Drayton Hall appears bathed in afternoon light. Sitting patiently through time. Empty, but once bursting with long-gone lives one can only try to imagine. Except, at Drayton…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Breaking News, Collections, Event

Check out today’s edition of The Post and Courier for a feature on Drayton Hall’s furniture collection and an interview with Carter Hudgins, director of preservation and education. There are…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Archaeology, Collections, Conservation, Event, Preservation

by Anne Drayton Nelson Last June I had a wonderful opportunity to see a preview of the upcoming Exhibit entitled A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the…

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Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research

One of the most frequent questions Drayton Hall archaeologists are asked is if we ever find coins. Most often the answer is “no” as the artifacts we recover are discards from…

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Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

During the middle of the 18th century, furniture ornamented with brass, tortoiseshell, and exotic wood inlays was of the highest fashion in Europe and especially London, England. Influenced by the…

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