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Category: Preservation


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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Breaking News, Preservation

Tom Mayes, deputy general counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is writing a series of blog posts about why old places matter. In his most recent post, Mayes wrote…

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Breaking News, Collections, Preservation

The February 2014 edition of Early American Life features an eight-page spread on the history and architecture of Drayton Hall. Written by Winfield Ross, the article contains interviews with Charlie Drayton,…

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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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Preservation

When do you smash things in the name of preservation? In preparation for our upcoming repointing project, preservationists Joe and Trish have been creating tiny brick fragments to add to…

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