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Category: Preservation


Preservation, Research

In celebration of Preservation Month, we are posting a series of preservation-related frequently asked questions. Do you have a question for our preservation department? Please comment below and your question could…

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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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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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