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Category: Preservation


Archaeology, Collections, Preservation, Research

One of the most frequent questions Drayton Hall archaeologists are asked is if we ever find coins. Most often the answer is “no” as the artifacts we recover are discards from…

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Breaking News, Preservation, Uncategorized

Dear Readers, After reading David Field’s keynote remarks at the 40th anniversary annual meeting of Historic Staunton Foundation, we knew we had to share them with you, our blog readers.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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