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Category: Preservation


Preservation

During tours of the main house, visitors regularly ask, “What are those metal bars in the steps?” The cramps, made of iron and shaped like staples, were used to join…

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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, Event, Preservation

This column base has resided in the basement of Drayton Hall since at least 1875, when the pile of limestone columns on which it rested was mentioned in a Harper’s…

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Preservation, Staff

Every year, Drayton Hall closes its gates to the public so that our staff can work on the house and grounds. We are closed February 3-7 for house cleaning, preservation…

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Preservation, Research

Have you ever visited Drayton Hall and tried to imagine the house as it looked more than 250 years ago? Recently, we’ve been screening this video in the house which…

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