Monthly Archives: May 2013

Sliver Bowl Belonging to Mrs. Jefferson Davis…

By | May 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|

 A beautiful silver bowl once belonging to Mrs. Jefferson Davis is being auctioned on June 8. Here is the provenance on it:  Jefferson Davis: An Exceptional Samuel Kirk & Son Castellated Repousse Coin Silver Bowl Presented to Mrs. Jefferson Davis [...]

Katherine Mason Rowland, A Famous Southern Woman

By | May 20th, 2013|Uncategorized|

In the March 2013 issue of the United Daughters of Confederacy magazine, my attention was drawn to  story by Hilda Hill Bradberry on Katherine Mason Rowland, great great great niece of Virginia's George Mason. When war broke out both her brothers [...]

Mary Custis Lee Connection to First White House

By | May 19th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Are you wondering what the connection between Mary Custis Lee, eldest daughter of Robert E. Lee has to do with the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama? Simple: we have been given a beautiful Secretary/Desk/Bookcase that once [...]

War Landmark Morphing into Hotel

By | May 18th, 2013|Uncategorized|

The Montgomery Advertiser reported on May 14 that the Winter Building, at Court Square in downtown Montgomery, would soon become a hotel. This is of course the building from which the telegram was sent which began the War Between the [...]

“Getting Involved”

By | May 16th, 2013|Uncategorized|

If you want to get involved financially with the First White House of the Confederacy, we now have a new, easy way for you to do so. Just go to our website www.firstwhitehouse.org and click on "get involved". There you [...]

Emma Sanson, Young Alabama Heroine

By | May 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|

On April 25th I wrote about Union Colonel Streight's raid into Alabama being a disaster. This was thanks in great part to the daring courage of a young Alabama farm girl. Don't you just love a good story? Especially a true [...]

An Evening With Winston Groom

By | May 4th, 2013|Uncategorized|

Thursday evening, May 2nd 2013, the White House Association sponsored their long awaited  Evening With Winston Groom, as a fundraiser for the First White House of the Confederacy, with an estimated attendance of 160 plus, enthusiastic supporters enjoying the reception and talk [...]

Words of Great Wisdom By Jefferson Davis

By | May 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|

Visitors to the First White House were kind enough to send us a lovely letter, a beautiful book and a booklet titled Jefferson Davis The Unreconstructed by Dr. H. Rondel Rumburg. It was written to celebrate the 200th Anniversary of [...]

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