Check out our current job opportunities

Blog

Category: Preservation


Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

A geological deposit? Graffiti? A fossil? Preservation initiatives in 2010 to remove layers of harmful modern paint from the columns of Drayton Hall’s porticos revealed graffiti in the form of…

Read More
Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

During the middle of the 18th century, furniture ornamented with brass, tortoiseshell, and exotic wood inlays was of the highest fashion in Europe and especially London, England. Influenced by the…

Read More
Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Have you ever heard us discuss our preservation philosophy at Drayton Hall and wondered what “preservation” actually entails? On the face of it, it may seem as if our decision…

Read More
Collections, Preservation, Research, Uncategorized

Throughout the 18th century, John Drayton amassed his fortunes through the cultivation of various crops, including the growing and processing of indigo for use in the creation of a deep…

Read More
Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Dear Blog Readers, Today, a letter went out to our nearly 8,000 Friends asking for their support to fund the second phase of a structural assesment that will help us…

Read More
Archaeology, Fieldwork, Preservation, Research

During the 18th century, wax seals were frequently used in the Lowcountry to close, mark, and authenticate important documents such as legal records. In practice, a small portion of melted…

Read More