Monday, April 2, 2012

We Put It Into Use Right Away

Governor's Palace - Virginia

Postmarked ? April, 1954
Williamsburg, Virginia

Postcard Caption:
THE GOVERNOR'S PALACE, 1710-1715 / The Palace and its dependencies, preeminent among notable estates in colonial America, have been rebuilt on original foundations. Many of the rooms in the Palace are of special interest because of the collection of antique furniture, paintings, and other furnishings that have been chosen to conform with inventories of royal governors. The gardens are considered more typical of formal eighteenth century English gardens than any others in America.
Postcard Message:
Thanks so much for the nice "going-away" gift. We always wanted one and put it into use right away. It's wonderful! We haven't had very nice weather so far but have enjoyed the trip anyway. Expect to stay here another day. / Mildred
The Governor's Palace has been owned by Colonial Williamsburg since 1928, and has been open as an exhibition since 1934. 

1 comment:

Christine H. said...

I'm so glad they liked the roto-tiller.

As for the mansion, I was just reading about how governors are often not living in the mansions provided - and that the upkeep on the buildings is very expensive.

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