Burritt On The Mountain

Last month, we went to Huntsville to see an exhibit of Av’s friend Margaret Ann Goldsmith’s family heirlooms at Burritt on the Mountain.

I had never been there before and didn’t even know what to expect, but it’s really fantastic! There’s a gorgeous mansion on the grounds:

These wedding dresses are in one of the rooms that housed her family exhibit:

Margaret Ann owns the building in downtown Huntsville that Tallulah Bankhead was born in, and she is a big folk/visionary art collector like we are. I keep telling Av that he needs to finally let me meet her since we have so much in common! Tallulah + visionary art? We’d be instant best friends!

Outside the mansion is a really great view of Huntsville. Besides the mansion, there is also a barnyard:

Several log cabins, many of which you can go inside:

Outside this cabin was a woman demonstrating a home craft. She did knitting, basketry, and other things:

Love this fencing:

…and this is the 1884 Madison Baptist Church, where they still hold sacred harp singings:

The day before, there had been a wedding here and the back of the room was still set up. With the church, mansion, and the view of Huntsville…

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