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Sorry for leaving you with a cliff hanger yesterday but it will be totally worth it today! So when I left you yesterday we had just arrived to our first stop on the road trip…
…and a lot of you wanted to know what/where this was. This, my friends, is the Mabel Lee Walton House.
The Mabel Lee Walton House was the family home of one of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority’s founders, Mabel Lee Walton, and was purchased by the sorority in 1963 to use as National Headquarters. Since that time another building has been built next door to MLWH that serves as National Headquarters but the MLWH still functions as a home to sisters for retreats and to our Regional Consultants.
I am a proud member of Tri Sigma sorority and have always wanted to see the MLWH. When I realized our first hotel was within an hour or so of the house Libby and I decided we should go. My road trip bests, Libby, is also a member of Tri Sigma.
The house is everything I thought it would be and more! This is the sign that used to sit where that big sign in the pic above is now. It is now in a flower bed in front of MLWH.
The first thing we saw when we entered the house (besides a huge staircase) was this hand carved crest. This is the crest of Sigma Sigma Sigma and was carved by a local artisan and took over 700 hours to complete. It’s just gorgeous!
In the best room we were greeted by this portrait of Mabel Lee Walton herself.
Upstairs we saw a lot of guest rooms and then we saw Mabel Lee Walton’s actual desk. Maybe it’s the writer in me but seeing someone’s original desk intrigues me.
Overall the house is a gorgeous reminder of why I am proud to be a Tri Sigma. It is full of memorabilia from the past and a promise of what is to come in the future. If you are a Tri Sigma I would highly recommend visiting the house.
After leaving MLWH we got back on the road and headed to our first hotel stop and a city I could seriously see myself living in one day…