Situated along bustling Route 27 only six miles from downtown Lexington, Kentucky—the historic Waveland Mansion is one of the finest examples of Ante Bellum architecture in the state, preserved today as museum complete with period 19th century furniture and pre-Civil War charm.
To celebrate its 50th Anniversary as a state historic site, Waveland’s Treasures features over 200 photographs of the mansion, its rooms, furniture, outbuildings, and grounds, taken by award-winning photographer Bob Willcutt. The book also presents a detailed history of the estate and grounds, the Bryan family, enslaved people at Waveland, and modern-day activities.
Waveland’s Treasures is the perfect way to enjoy the historic splendor of Waveland State Historic Site throughout the year, and the perfect souvenir for visitors to this beautiful country estate.
Kentucky Historical Society honors Bob Willcutt & Susan Miller, Waveland’s Treasures with Publication Award – Private Press -2022
The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2022 Award Winner
Clay Lancaster Heritage Education Award: Susan V. Miller and Bob Willcut for Waveland’s Treasures
Proceeds from the sale of this book will also help other communities and organizations preserve their history through Our American Heritage Project, a non-profit organization.
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“Waveland’s Treasures takes the reader on a 50-year journey of the evolution of Waveland State Historic Site using the history, the architecture, and the artifacts to tell the story. Dr. Hambleton Tapp, the founder of the original museum at Waveland, collected items from pioneer times to the mid-20th century to tell Kentucky’s history. Today, many of those objects have been included in the restoration of the house, which includes reproduction 19th century fabrics, wallpaper, and carpets.”-—Sara Elliott, Executive Director of Liberty Hall, Frankfort, Kentucky Director of Waveland State Historic Site 1986-1999
“Waveland State Historic Site, once the home-place of the early Kentucky Bryan family, is arguably one of the best kept secrets in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It’s amazing that many Kentuckians have spent their whole lives in or near Lexington and never visited this historic icon. Tens of thousands drive by the large Waveland sign on Nicholasville Road daily, obviously having no idea of the exhibited Kentucky treasures or the historical significance of this Kentucky landmark. is is about to change! Bob Willcutt and Susan Miller’s book, Waveland’s Treasures, captures the essence of the Waveland plantation, putting this exciting and important story of early Lexington and the Bryan family at one’s fingertips.”-—Mel Hankla, Ed.D., Author Into the Bluegrass, Art and Artistry of Kentucky’s Historic Icons
“Named for the wave-like rolling hills that make up the home’s property, Waveland, considered by many to be the finest example of Greek Revival architecture within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, sits atop like a mighty ship. The site is a gem of our State Parks system that, through its preservation, collection of artifacts, and period interpretation, not only displays the past but makes one feel history.”-—Jackson Osborne, Preservation Outreach Coordinator The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation
Book DetailsAuthor: Bob Willcutt, Susan Miller
Product Dimensions: 9"x12"
Cover Type: Hardcover