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Archaeology, General, History, Luke Pecoraro, Research

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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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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Art, Collections, Conservation, History, Sarah Stroud Clarke

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust is always delighted to accept new objects into our decorative arts collection and we are happy to present our latest acquisition courtesy of The National Society…

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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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