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Category: Conservation


Breaking News, Conservation, Preservation, Research

A recent article in The Post & Courier shows how dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, gives insight into how long it took to build Drayton Hall. Michael Worthington of Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory…

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Conservation, Preservation, Research

Does anyone remember the bridge on the second floor during the 1990s? It was there for a decade while preservationists worked on the floor of the upper great hall and…

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Breaking News, Conservation, Preservation, Research, Staff

This week, Drayton Hall’s Curator of Historic Architectural Resources Trish Smith posted an article on the Preservation Leadership Forum’s blog. Her article highlights the preservation work being done on Drayton…

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Conservation, Development/Fundraising, Landscape, Preservation

At the close of Women’s History Month, we would like to pay tribute to Sally Reahard, an important benefactress of Drayton Hall. Miss Sally, as she preferred to be called,…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Conservation, Event, Research

One of two significant pieces of British furniture placed on loan to Colonial Williamsburg for the new exhibit A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South (officially…

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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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