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Wonderful Wednesdays at Bellingrath: Stories Behind the Bellingrath Collection

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After Bessie Bellingrath’s death in 1943, Walter Bellingrath knew little if anything about all those antiques his wife had accumulated. He hired an antique dealer friend of Mrs. Bellingrath’s to come in and inventory her collection. That document reveals numerous background tales of many of the objects guests admire in the Bellingrath Home more than 75 years later. The geography alone is intriguing, with pieces collected from Natchez, Miss., to Apalachicola, Fla. Join Museum Home Director Tom McGehee for a closer look at various treasures in the collection and the interesting stories behind them.