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Category: Research


Collections, Research, Visitor Services

This summer one of Charleston’s moments in the spotlight is actually due to its moment in the dark – a solar eclipse takes place August 21, and Charleston is the…

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Collections, Conservation, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Sarah Stroud Clarke, Archaeologist & Curator of Collections The Drayton Hall collections span centuries and generations of Drayton family members. This month we are highlighting an object that is…

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African American history, Archaeology, Collections, Geneaology, New Facilities, Preservation, Research

by Cameron Moon, Preservation Coordinator, the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust As work begins on the new visitor center, preparations to repurpose the historic caretaker’s house into an interpretive exhibit are…

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Archaeology, Collections, Research, Sarah Stroud Clarke

by Corey Heyward, Wexler Curatorial Fellow The two objects seen here are broken fragments of tobacco pipes. Made of kaolin clay, pipes were imported from England and were a common…

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Architecture, Preservation, Research, Trish Smith

Each year since 2005, Drayton Hall has awarded the Wood Family Fellowship to a rising professional in the field of archaeology, architectural history and conservation, landscape studies or collections management.…

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Archaeology, Breaking News, Collections, Conservation, Distinguished Speakers Series, Education, Event, Preservation, Research, Staff

 The Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series – Thursday, September 17, 2015 Presented by Carter C. Hudgins, Ph.D., Acting President and Executive Director, Drayton Hall Preservation Trust One of the most…

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