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Category: Preservation


Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Have you ever heard us discuss our preservation philosophy at Drayton Hall and wondered what “preservation” actually entails? On the face of it, it may seem as if our decision…

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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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Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Dear Blog Readers, Today, a letter went out to our nearly 8,000 Friends asking for their support to fund the second phase of a structural assesment that will help us…

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Archaeology, Fieldwork, Preservation, Research

During the 18th century, wax seals were frequently used in the Lowcountry to close, mark, and authenticate important documents such as legal records. In practice, a small portion of melted…

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Archaeology, Preservation, Research

Read below for an interesting article on the ongoing mystery of the Drayton Hall colonnade by Post and Courier writer Robert Behre…… Drayton’s colonnade still poses much mystery By Robert…

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Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

The projecting double porch on the west facade of Drayton Hall, where construction began about 1738, resembles a similar feature at Villa Cornaro, a country villa near Venice, Italy, designed…

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