You may be interested to know that we have people from all over the United States and many foreign countries visit the First White House of the Confederacy each year. I have enjoyed meeting folks from England, Germany, Canada and Korea, just a sampling of the tourists that come weekly and monthly.

When they come from the “nawth” they are usually very interested in what transpired in the spring of 1861 and following. We try to give them a dose of southern hospitality and we enjoy learning about them as well.

Our wonderful Receptionists, Ms. Evelyn England and Ms. Lynn Burks welcome them warmly and answer their questions and give them as much information as they wish to have. Mr. Robert McCrary and Ms. Eva Newman are also on hand to help as needed.

You can visit our website to learn more about our staff at the First White House. Come visit us soon, either in person or on the web at

Several days ago we talked about “short books”. I have been reminded of others: Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea” and Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth: ; also C.S. Lewis’ “” The Screwtape Letters” None of these approach the size of a Victorian Novel for sure!!!