Kitchenware in the Bellingrath Home

  • May 21, 2020

By Tom McGehee Museum Home Director Following Mrs. Bellingrath’s death in 1943, Walter Bellingrath hired a local antiques dealer to inventory the contents of his home.  Nell Curran had sold Mrs. Bellingrath a number of pieces in the collection and…

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Furnishing a dream home at Belle Camp

  • March 24, 2020

By Tom McGehee Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Walter Bellingrath always wanted his guests at his "Belle Camp" retreat to sign in on old hotel-type registers. (The practice continues to this day.) In the 1936 register, an entry written…

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Postcards from Bellingrath, Spring 1939

  • March 23, 2020

By Tom McGehee Museum Director of the Bellingrath Home Picture postcards are a 20th-century creation. In 1898, the U.S. Congress passed the Private Mailing Card Act, which allowed private firms, rather than just the Postal Service, to print postcards. Soon…

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Native azaleas on the Gulf Coast

  • March 23, 2020

By Dr. Bill Barrick Executive Director Emeritus Bellingrath Gardens and Home is known for its massive plantings of evergreen Southern Indica azaleas, but Gulf Coast gardeners also enjoy the blooms of native deciduous azaleas. Within the U.S., there are at…

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The birds and the bees: Protecting pollinators in the garden

  • July 2, 2019

By Sally Pearsall Ericson Director of Marketing and Public Relations Jack LeCroy, an Urban Regional Extension Agent with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, gave a presentation about pollinators as part of the 2019 Wonderful Wednesdays series at Bellingrath Gardens and…

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