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Upcoming Tour of Jefferson Davis Sites

By |2015-01-13T02:34:45-05:00July 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Bertram Hayes-Davis, a good friend of the First White House of the Confederacy, who is the great-great grandson of Jefferson Davis, and his lovely wife Carol, are leading an exclusive tour of Jefferson Davis sites along the Mississippi River aboard the [...]

Jefferson Davis in Montreal

By |2015-01-13T02:34:45-05:00July 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|

We recently had guests visiting the First White House of the Confederacy from Montreal, Canada who were surprised to find out that Jefferson Davis had spent time in Canada after the War. When they returned home they sent an interesting [...]

The Winter Building in downtown Montgomery

By |2018-01-15T16:19:13-05:00July 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|

A  June 22, 2014 article in the Montgomery Advertiser caught my attention. It was titled "Future should be bright for Winter Building," by Karen Pell and Carole King. I think all serious Civil War buffs know that the telegram that [...]

Questions and Answers About Jefferson Davis

By |2015-01-13T02:34:45-05:00July 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|

In the Rice University Papers of Jefferson Davis are some Frequently Asked Questions about Jefferson Davis. One of the first questions asked  was a simple one: When was he born? It is actually unclear as to whether it was 1807 or 1808. Davis [...]

Our Confederate Gunboat Quilt in New York

By |2015-01-13T02:34:46-05:00June 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

As many know our Gunboat Quilt has been in a traveling exhibit since 2011 called "Homefront and Battlefield: Quilts and Context in the Civil War", organized by the American  Textile History Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts. The exhibit is on view in the [...]

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