Press Releases & Resources

We always say that there’s no shortage of stories at Drayton Hall and here’s just a sampling of what we mean. Have a topic area that’s proving tough to flesh out or wrestling with a new angle for your story? Want to make your point through an expert quote or an amazing image? On deadline and need to fact check, pronto? Flying to Charleston and want to tuck away some thought-provoking reading material for the trip? Just call, email, text, or download — our communications team is always here to inspire, assist, and facilitate in any way we can.



Drayton Hall Awarded $10,000 Grant for Paint Conservation in Main House

Funds will be used for a paint conservation project by an outside conservator under the direction of Drayton Hall’s Curator of Historic Architectural Resources.



Drayton Hall Rehabilitates Its 18th-Century Portico

An extraordinary feat of research, engineering, and construction.



Drayton Hall’s Collections Objects in New Exhibit

Highlights the “great diversity” of their Museum and Archaeological Collections



Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Names Carter C. Hudgins, Ph.D., President and CEO

National search effort results in promotion of Deputy Director to leadership post



Drayton Hall Preservation Trust Executive Director George McDaniel Announces Retirement

Departure concludes transformative 26-year tenure, initiates search for new leadership



Civil War Speaker at Distinguished Speakers Series

Dr. Brian Matthew Jordan, cultural historian of the Civil War and Reconstruction, will speak at the close of the Civil War Sesquicentennial on April 16th at the next Drayton Hall Distinguished Speakers Series. Annual summer promotion as part of the Blue Star Museums Program.



Drayton Hall Celebrates Black History Month

African American history is part of our daily house tours throughout the year and the focus of our Connections: From Africa To America Program presented twice daily, every day. Join us for Connections during Black History Month, and learn about the connections, contributions, and experiences of Africans and African Americans to South Carolina, Charleston, and Drayton Hall.



Drayton Hall Announces Bold
New Step Towards Future

Effective January 1, 2015, Drayton Hall will transition to a new form of governance and administration, “co-stewardship,” and will gain autonomy as The Drayton Hall Preservation Trust (DHPT)



Drayton Hall Participates in
Innovative Monticello-led Project

DAACS project to advance the archaeological study of slavery.



The Drayton Collections Go Public!

Featured will be the most significant piece of furniture in our Collection: a rare, English-made bureau-bookcase, c. 1745, described as “the finest example of furniture to survive from Colonial America.” On exhibit through 2019.



Drayton Hall & MHSP Program Announce Partnership

Graduate students in the Clemson University/College of Charleston Graduate Program in Historic Preservation to update and expand Drayton Hall’s National Historic Landmark Designation.



Check Out A Recent Issue of Circa, Our e-Newsletter

Wondering what’s making headlines at Drayton Hall? You’ve come to the right place.



Drayton Hall Raises $350,000 for Rare Historic Watercolors

Donors Inspire Others with Matching Gift



What’s New is What’s Old

Preservation is in progress every day at Drayton Hall.



Drayton Hall and the First Generation of the Palladian Legacy in America

Fascinating discoveries confirm iconic status.


Media Contacts:

Kristine Morris, Director of Communications (for site visits and interviews)
843-769-2603 or by e-mail.

Natalie Titcomb, Projects Coordinator (for image requests and fact checking)
843-769-2638 or by e-mail.

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