In 1925, the house and 16 acres were saved by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and donated to the state. Today, the mansion is furnished in the style of a successful mid-19th century plantation
The two photo's above show one of the bedrooms. Each room had a docent dressed in period style. Each Bedroom had a fireplace and the ceilings are 12 feet tall.Every room in the house had hard wood floors and all of them had the rugs you see in this photo. we were shocked to find we were standing on rugs made from Sail Cloth. Docent said at that time it was The Thing to have decorated canvas covering the floors. that was yet another new thing I learned.
The bed in the second bedroom was 10 feet tall, it almost touched the ceiling. It is very narrow, smaller than the double we have now.
there were two items displayed on this bed. Can you guess what they are?
answers coming up on the next post!
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