Friday, November 30, 2007

Monmouth featured in publications-

Blessings of the holiday season have come to Monmouth Plantation in TWO lovely publications this year! As we wrote in a previous note to you, Victoria Magazine has featured Monmouth in a sumptuous spread covering six pages of Christmas photographs and holiday verse. We encourage you to pick up a copy before they are no longer available.

Now, the most recent Christmas 2007 publication to include Monmouth is a hard-cover book CHRISTMAS IN AMERICA: A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season by Peter Guttman. This beautiful coffee table edition would be a lovely gift for the holiday season and its photographs cover the decorations of the holiday season. Monmouth Plantation has a full page feature, highlighting huge oak trees gracing the lawn in Christmas finery of garland and lights. Guttman writes: "A jasmine scented dusk descends softly on romantic Monmouth Plantation, strung in subtle Christmas finery. Mint juleps are sipped within the...1818 mansion that graces...(the) decidedly antebellum environs." A review from Time Magazine said: "Guttman's photographs capture the spirit of a place".

The Christmas spirit is embodied within the mansion along with the beautiful twenty six acre gardens at Monmouth.
-Peggy Voss

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monmouth was pleased to have members of the 1-155th Infantry Battalion of Mississippi staying with us recently. As seen in the photo, from left to right is Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Mississippi Colonel and Mrs. Dwight Dyess, West Point; Lt. General and Mrs. Fletcher Coker, Diamondhead; and Brigadier General and Mrs. Ron Powell, West Point.

The group was in Natchez to attend the 1-155th Infantry Battalion Ball. The 1-155th is the oldest unit in Mississippi history and fought with Andrew Jackson in the War of 1812. This group, later known as the Mississippi Rifles, was commanded in the Mexican War by Jefferson Davis. When the Rifles took Monterey, Brigadier General John Quitman was in the battle.

Later Quitman was transferred to Mexico where he had an important part in assisting with our victory in the Mexican American War. General Quitman and his family made their home at Monmouth Plantation during his prestigious life, and his life story is portrayed in the history tour and furnishings of Monmouth.
-Peggy Voss

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Monmouth in Victoria Magazine

Victoria Magazine has featured Monmouth Plantation in their first copy of republication for the November/December magazine!! A lovely presentation of Christmas at Monmouth (actually filmed on site in June!) features six pages of beautiful photographs of Christmas decorations in the home and a lovely family portrait of the Riches, their children and grandchildren. We are happy to have an important role in the first new publication! Pick up a copy of Victoria at your local book store and relish in this Christmas article.
-Peggy Voss

Friday, November 09, 2007

The Dinner Bell-

Ringing of the Dinner Bell is a Southern tradition from the antebellum days. Workers in the fields were called into "dinner" (the noon meal) by the ringing of the big iron bell hung near the kitchen. Join the guests of Monmouth Plantation for our five course dinner served in the formal dining room with the glimmer of candles and the tinkle of crystal and silver. The bell is rung to announce dinner at 7:30p.m. This is the time for you to meander from the lounge with your mint julep and join your hostess who will escort guests into the Mansion for dinner. If you would like to enjoy dining at Monmouth please call for reservations 601-442-5852 or 800-828-4531.
-Peggy Voss

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Balloons over Monmouth

A multitude of colorful hot air balloons decorated the skies over Monmouth Plantation for the weekend of Oct.17-19th. The 25th annual Great Mississippi Hot Air Balloon Race was one of the most successful events with perfect weather and over fifty balloons which were sponsored by local and national corporations.
Friday evening the balloons were lit for a "balloon glow" on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi. Fireworks, live music, Southern foods, and children's activities were only a portion of the activities at the Balloon Races.
Make your plans now to come next fall to Monmouth Plantation and the Great Mississippi Balloon Race!!
-Peggy Voss