I mentioned awhile back that the First White House of the Confederacy was the most fortunate recipient of a beautiful gasolier, the mate to the one that hangs in the Second Parlor. And for any who don’t know, these magnificent hanging light fixtures are called gasoliers because gas was used to light them.
Our plans are to have both conserved, and the new one will have to be cut down to match the first one. The two probably hung in one of the grand old homes of Montgomery, which has long sine been torn down. I am glad the gasoliers have survived.
I will keep you posted. This is going to be a major undertaking and will take some fundraising efforts. In the end though, we will have matching gasoliers in the First and Second Parlors for generations of people to enjoy for years to come, and it will be well worth the effort.