Mary Julia Baldwin Bed Restoration
Help Restore Mary Julia Baldwin's Bed and Bring it to the Alumnae House
Join us as we honor Mary Julia Baldwin on her birthday this year by raising funds to restore her bed. As the full-scale renovation of the Alumnae House gets underway, Katherine Jackson Anderson '80 is hard at work making plans for the interior design of the historic home. Those plans include restoring transformational leader and namesake, Mary Julia Baldwin's bed and placing it in one of the bedrooms of the home. She is, after all, the ultimate alumna and should have a presence in the Alumnae House.
Ms. Baldwin's bed dates back to the late 1800s during the time when she led Augusta Female Seminary, which was later renamed for her, through its golden age. The three-quarter bed is made of walnut and is a solid, beautifully crafted example of Victorian-era workmanship.
This antique bed is more than a gorgeous piece of furniture — it represents the legacy of a woman who is largely responsible for Mary Baldwin University's longevity and progress, earning the institution a reputation for providing personalized educational opportunities that help students exceed standards and anticipate future societal needs. In the true spirit of Mary Julia Baldwin, we continue to celebrate our enduring heritage while wielding the courage to see the possibilities ahead.
Together, let us celebrate the foresight, courage, and commitment that Mary Julia Baldwin displayed in our foundational years — values we continue to live by today.