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Preservation Technology Tour – August 7

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How do we preserve the oldest plantation house in America open to the public?  We want to share our approach with you!  

Kevlar Bridge, Upper Great Hall 1997

During our Preservation Technology Tour, professional guides introduce visitors to current and past preservation efforts at Drayton Hall.   Rarely seen in such depth, participants will tour the house and enter areas normally closed to visitors in order to gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the technical aspects of the site’s design, construction, and preservation. This program is designed for those with an interest in architecture, history, and preservation.  Drayton Hall is proud to be the only authentic survivor of the Ashley River’s colonial past.  Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Drayton family, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and concerned staff, Drayton Hall is intact and in near-original condition.    

Recent Participants enjoyed:  

“Exquisite details [of the house], seeing the ‘private’ rooms.”  

“The opportunity to see a plantation home very much as it was originally conceived, with some excellent background information regarding the factors affecting its design and construction.”  

Don’t forget, “morning coffee, the small group [setting], and the explanation of preservation techniques (ceiling, paints)”  

Join us Saturday, August 7, 2010, and learn the modern science behind Drayton Hall’s historic preservation!  

Space is limited and advance reservations are required.  Please contact Amber Clawson, amber_clawson@draytonhall.org  or 843.769.2608.