The Ward Hall Preservation Foundation recently purchased at auction some of the silver and china service original to the Georgetown mansion, Kentucky's biggest and finest Greek Revival house. It and other contents were dispersed in 1867 after the Civil War ruined Mississippi planter Junius Richard Ward, whose monogram decorates the silver. They are the first original Ward Hall possessions returned to the house, and they will be on display at candlelight tours on weekends before Christmas.
The Ward Hall Preservation Foundation recently purchased at auction some of the silver and china service original to the Georgetown mansion, Kentucky's biggest and finest Greek Revival house. It and other contents were dispersed in 1867 after the Civil War ruined Mississippi planter Junius Richard Ward, whose monogram decorates the silver. They are the first original Ward Hall possessions returned to the house, and they will be on display at candlelight tours on weekends before Christmas. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com
The Ward Hall Preservation Foundation recently purchased at auction some of the silver and china service original to the Georgetown mansion, Kentucky's biggest and finest Greek Revival house. It and other contents were dispersed in 1867 after the Civil War ruined Mississippi planter Junius Richard Ward, whose monogram decorates the silver. They are the first original Ward Hall possessions returned to the house, and they will be on display at candlelight tours on weekends before Christmas. Tom Eblen teblen@herald-leader.com

Ward Hall holiday tours unveil recovered original silver, china

December 12, 2015 10:38 PM

UPDATED December 13, 2015 09:18 AM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.