Aerial view of Maymont pre 1930, courtesy of Maymont
This is part 2 of a conversation with Dale Wheary, the Curator and Director of Maymont Mansion. ¬†This second half of the conversation is more about the estate of Maymont, the domestic help that worked there, how it became the park, the history of the land as a park and the legacy of the James and Sallie Dooley beyond Maymont.
Dale Wheary is the Curator and Director of Maymont Mansion. ¬†She talks about the history of Maymont and James and Sallie Dooley who left their house and estate Richmond.
There was so much interesting information in this conversation with Wheary that it will be released as a 2 part episode. ¬†This first episode is mostly about the Dooleys and the and the second is mostly about Maymont as a park. ¬†The people and their land is so connected that the topics are only loosely assigned to each episode. ¬†The second part will be released on May 1, 2014.
Thank you to Maymont for all three of these images.