Some of you may not know that the White House Association was established by an act of the Alabama legislature in 1901 (before there was a, gasp, IRS), and amended in 1923 and 1951.
We are chartered with: “the management of the First White House of the Confederacy, as an institution for the cultivation of Confederate history, the preservation of Confederate relics and a reminder for all time of how pure and great were southern statesmen and southern valor.”
We are also listed on page 437 in the Alabama Government Manual, Thirteenth Edition (2010) which can be read on their website.
The First White House has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1974. It is furnished with original and period pieces from the 1850’s and 1860’s and includes a number of personal items of President and Mrs. Davis.