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Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is always grateful for donations to our decorative arts collections that reflect the long history of Drayton Hall. This year we received two wonderful 18th century…

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Architecture, Breaking News, Preservation, Trish Smith

The much-anticipated stairhall project officially began in November, and the project is moving forward at an exciting pace! Hoyt Roberts of Richard Marks Restorations is leading the construction team tasked…

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Amber Satterthwaite, Collections, Drayton Diaries, History

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Christmastide (December 25 through February 2) was often a primary social season for those who observed the holiday. Charles Drayton’s diaries reflect an…

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Archaeology, Horticulture, Luke Pecoraro

An exciting mystery of archaeology and horticulture emerged from a old project in the basement of Drayton Hall which was readdressed this week. Luke Pecoraro, Drayton Hall’s new Director of…

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Carter C. Hudgins, Conservation, Horticulture, Landscape, The Oaks

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is pleased to announce the acquisition of the historic The Oaks property located to the north of Drayton Hall between the Ashley River Road and the…

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African American history, Event, Holiday Season Events, Shop at Drayton Hall, Webinars

We are pleased to announce a full holiday season of events has returned to Drayton Hall in Charleston, SC for 2021! Drayton Hall c. 1738 is the oldest unrestored plantation…

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