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Register by Oct.10 for Mansion stay drawing

October 1, 2008 : University Advancement staff

The deadline to register for Alumni Weekend 2008 has been extended to Oct. 10 to be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay in the Carter Glass Mansion, with breakfast included, during Alumni Weekend.

“The Mansion,” as students call it, was remodeled this year and the upstairs offices were renovated into bedrooms so the home could be used as a bed and breakfast for special guests to the university. So register soon and you could be our special guest for Alumni Weekend 2008!

The historic home at the center of campus, originally called “Montview,” also housed the office of the late Dr. Jerry Falwell and other executive offices, including Chancellor/President Jerry Falwell, Jr., since 1990. Falwell Sr.’s office has been preserved the way it was when he died May 15, 2007, and tours of the home are offered daily.

Built in 1923, the home served as a retreat away from Washington, D.C. for Sen. Carter Glass. The first floor includes an office restored to the way it was when Glass was there. The Falwells’ conference room is now decorated with light-hearted memorabilia and gifts from friends. A downstairs dining room, sitting room and study have also been preserved.