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Next year, 2012, will mark the 30th anniversary of the Friends of Drayton Hall.  Thirty years of taking an active role in preserving the main house- from the roof to…

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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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Guess who’s number one?  The competition was tough, the battle was fierce, but Charleston rose to the top as the winner of Condé Nast Traveler magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award as…

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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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