Monday, December 16, 2013

Drawing Room at the Mansion

 The mantle in the drawing room with President Andrew Jackson's protrait above. A closer look is below. 
 Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was a military hero and legendary statesman. He helped to redefine American politics through his emphasis on the centrality of the common man. After leading American forces to victory at the Battle of new Orleans in January 1815, he gained national acclaim. Voters elected him to serve two terms as President of the United States from 1829-1837. He then retired to his plantation, The Hermitage in Davidson County, where his tomb is now located. 
 The Hermitage provided reproduced items representing Jackson, including pocket watches, quill pens, a cane, saber and top hat to represent a traditional Christmas with the Jacksons. 
The Andrew Jackson tree is a Concolor Fir grown by Roan Valley Tree Farm in Johnson City. It features artifacts on loan from the Tennessee State Museum, including a small sword made from Jackson's hair and mourning ribbons that would have been worn at the time of his death. 
The Kitty Justice if you venture to Davidson County, you need to put The Hermitage on places to visit. 

2 comments:

Lee said...

I wonder how many housekeepers are needed to keep the mansion clean, dust and cobweb-free!

Lady Di Tn said...

Lee
They use to use prisoners to clean and keep the grounds. I do not know if that still holds true. It would take a LOTS of folks to keep it clean. Peace