DAR takes trip to Meadow Garden
by Emanuel County Live | January 31, 2007 12:00 am
On Saturday, Dec. 16, 2006, Regent Jean Bridges, along with Glynda Sasser, Joyce Fennell, Mary Shepherd, Ann Lawson, Geneva Powell, Ginger Bolton, and Barbara Stokes took a day-trip to Augusta for a tour of Meadow Garden, the home of George Walton, one of the three signers of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia, and also Georgia’s youngest signer.
Upon arrival, the group was served lunch in the educational building. Following lunch, the guided tour of Meadow Garden began, which included the house built between 1790- 1804. They learned that Meadow Garden was two houses placed together. The tour began in the basement and proceeded to the upstairs, showing all of the period furnishings – 18th and 19th century American and English furnishings, porcelains, paintings, primitive household equipment, and memorabilia of the Walton family. It also included the 1700 medicinal herb garden, 1700 kitchen garden, and flowers, fruits, and shrubbery of the period.
Meadow Garden is owned and maintained by the Georgia State Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The house is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment at other times for tours.
After an informative and enjoyable tour of Meadow Garden, some of the group departed for their return home and others for shopping.
Pictured left to right are Jean Bridges, Glynda Sasser, Ann Lawson, Mary Shephard, barbara Stokes, Ginger Bolton and Joyce Fennell.