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Category: Research

African American history, Genealogy, Research

by George W. McDaniel, Executive Director One of the wonderful things about working at a historical site is that one never tires of the questions it can raise. As is…

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Distinguished Speakers Series, Friends of Drayton Hall, Research

As part of the Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series, Dr. Michael Jarvis gave this presentation on February 20, 2014 on “Shaftesbury, Bermuda, and the Settlement of Carolina, or the Other…

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A Rich and Varied Culture, Collections, Conservation, Event, Research

One of two significant pieces of British furniture placed on loan to Colonial Williamsburg for the new exhibit A Rich and Varied Culture: The Material World of the Early South (officially…

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Education, Press, Research

Drayton Hall Curator of Education Rikki Davenport recently published an article in History News, a magazine published by the American Association for State and Local History. Her article features the interesting history…

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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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Collections, Research

As we ring in 2014 with toasts to the exciting work in the year ahead, here is an example of what the Drayton family was using for their champagne toasts…

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