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American Revolution, Drayton Diaries

 Fireworks? Love them or hate them? Thank or blame William Henry Drayton Thanks in large part to the efforts of William Henry Drayton, born here in 1742, the United States celebrates…

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Working Toy Cannon
American Revolution, Archaeology, Luke Pecoraro, Nicole Houck

    The archaeological collection at Drayton Hall represents a diverse population of individuals who called Drayton Hall home, from the enslaved to the Drayton family, and their visitors. Despite…

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American Revolution, Trivia

How did John Drayton, builder of Drayton Hall, die? John Drayton died while evacuating from Drayton Hall in 1779, with the Revolutionary War waging around him. He suffers a seizure…

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Archaeology, Luke Pecoraro, Nicole Houck

Recently, our archaeologists made an exciting discovery in our current excavation!  We were able to connect this medicine bottle to a local pharmacy dating to 1875-1901.  The bottle is associated…

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Preservation, Trish Smith

I recently found a photo from the day my graduate school cohort first visited Drayton Hall. In this 2009 photograph, I’m seated on the portico with my classmates listening to…

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Amber Satterthwaite, Drayton Diaries, Trivia

How important was music to the family of Charles Drayton I? Charles’s diaries reveal that music and dance were significant in the Draytons’ social lives and also played important roles…

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