Birch trees donated by the Manassas Beautification Committee
have now been planted at Liberia's entrance while site work continues.
Thanks to our donors for helping to complete Liberia's Phase I Interior Restoration
William and Susan Beck, Due Dollins, Charlie Miller, the G.F.W.C. Woman's Club of Manassas, and an anonymous donor all dedicated their efforts to providing Liberia's first floor furnishings.
Site Work Transforms Landscape
Site work has dramatically transformed Liberia’s landscape this summer. Olde Towne Landscaping recently removed the 1950s-era garage, (below left) and cleared trees in preparation for the construction of rest rooms. Although some mature trees have been removed from the area surrounding the house, a line of birch trees at the front entrance has been added to approximate Liberia’s appearance during the Civil War.
Anonymous Donation Helps Furnish Liberia
A couple from Raleigh, N.C. donated 11 pieces of beautifully crafted furniture and accessories dating from between 1835 and 1850 that have been placed throughout the house. The gift was made possible through the efforts of N.C. antiques dealer Charlie Miller, who both brokered the donation and delivered the pieces to Manassas. Miller arranged the donation with the help of Bill Beck, the Fredericksburg antiques dealer who has been donating his services to find furnishings at auction.
These donations—and many smaller donations from individuals and service organizations—help us tell the story of a family displaced by occupying armies, the enslaved left behind, and the soldiers who passed through Liberia during the war years. Seeing plates on the dining room table, maps on the desk, portraits on the walls, and lamps on the tables make Liberia seem more like the home it was.