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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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African American history, Amber Satterthwaite, General, History

An enslaved mason named Carolina had a major role in the construction and maintenance of buildings at Drayton Hall and other plantations in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.…

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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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Amber Satterthwaite, Archaeology, General, Online Exhibits, Website

List of Enslaved Families, Drayton Hall, 1849 – 1865. Drayton Papers Collection On Juneteenth (June 19th), we recognize the day that all Americans became free. Today, we take time to acknowledge the…

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