There is always something going on at the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery. Currently, in addition to something like six tours of school children daily, we are very excited that the flat roof on the back of the First White House has been taken off and a new one in the process of being installed. This roof is directly over the President’s Study, so the furniture has been moved to the back of the room as a precaution, plus the chandelier and big mirror taken down temporarily, just in case plaster begins to fall during the work.
As soon as the outside roof project is complete and passes inspection, they will begin repairing the inside ceiling in the Study. This has been on the drawing board for some time and will be a big improvement as well. We are extremely grateful to Mr. Wayne Hoyt, Mr. Ken Bishop and Mr. Sean Cassidy, with the State of Alabama, for bringing this about.
After all, as my predecessor, Mrs. Cameron Freeman Napier use to say, “an old house is never finished”. This grand old house is about 182 years old, but in great condition and has never looked better, again, thanks to the State of Alabama. How fortunate we are to have them taking care of it.