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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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Collections, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

Throughout the 18th century, John Drayton amassed his fortunes through the cultivation of various crops, including the growing and processing of indigo for use in the creation of a deep…

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Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research

Many of you may know that Drayton Hall is internationally acclaimed for its architecture and remarkable state of preservation. The main house, flanker buildings, garden house, privy and the 19th…

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Breaking News, Collections, Event, Research, Uncategorized

Charleston Magazine‘s “A Grand Tour” features Charleston antiques that will be on display January 21 through the 30th at The Winter Antiques Show in New York City.  Each year the Antiques…

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