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Category: Preservation


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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Breaking News, Landscape, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

Drayton Hall’s multi-talented project assistant Joseph Mester has written an excellent piece in the Charleston Gateway visitor guide about Drayton Hall’s African American Cemetery. The article describes the beginnings of…

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Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Although this post is a few years old, it explains what exactly we do when we close our doors to the public for our annual closed week. Although there might…

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