The Belmont Mansion here in Nashville, Tennessee recently acquired over 200 new pieces that belonged to Adelicia Acklen, the mistress of Belmont Mansion, the setting of A Lasting Impression and A Beauty So Rare.
These items have been in the Acklen family since being removed from the Belmont Mansion in the 1880s. But as you can imagine, the curator and staff of the mansion are welcoming them back with open arms, grateful to the Acklen family for their generosity.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the returning treasures…
These are all pieces that belonged to Adelicia who is a prominent secondary character in my Belmont Mansion novels. I couldn’t begin to write these novels with such historical detail and accuracy if not for the staff at the Belmont Mansion. They’re fabulous! (Jerry Trescott, thanks for the personal tour of these returning treasures.)
The next time you’re in Nashville, I hope you’ll stop by the mansion for a visit. Or better yet, grab your book club and plan a girl’s weekend out. I’m often in the mansion and run into readers there. I hope to see you soon!
What’s the last museum or art show you’ve attended? And which do you enjoy perusing more? Pretty portraits or porcelain pretties?