MAKING HISTORY MATTER.
The room is dominated by a striking 6'-square rope bed, a Johnston family piece dating to the mid-19th century and intended to accommodate several children. In 1940, the original mantle and hearth were removed and storage closets were added.
A screened indoor-outdoor crib was used by Marjorie Johnston, the last Mrs. Johnston to live in the house, for her daughter Mary Jane. Mary Jane died at the age of three; some of her clothes can be seen in the closet.
The room also has a small walnut Victoria washstand. A pedestal-style dresser covered with burled walnut veneer stands where the original hearth was located.
THE GILES COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY