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Category: Preservation


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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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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