The Friends of Allandale were formed in 1989 to support continuing improvements at Allandale Mansion by a group of people with a focus on developing the beauty of Allandale and creating a distinctive location in the Kingsport area for special events.
Since then, this family of Friends has grown to include over 250 members who have supported over $550,000 of improvements to the interior, the exterior, and the grounds of Allandale Mansion. They share their interests in different facets of interior decorating (including draperies, carpets, paint, paintings, and furnishings) to create a beautiful location for many events. Other people contribute their talents to exterior improvements: lighting, flowers, walkways and gardens. Many contribute the gift of their time for events and other projects.
Each year, the Friends of Allandale complete many decorating and grounds projects. Some of the more dramatic projects have included:
- Lighting for the circular drive
- Disklavier piano
- Rose garden
- Picnic tables
- The Heron Dome
- Picnic Pavilion Restrooms
- August concert series
With your financial support of the Friends of Allandale, you are participating in preserving the increasing beauty of a Northeast Tennessee landmark. Whether your interests lean toward interior design, landscaping, or in providing a reminder of the grandeur of the past, you will have the opportunity to pool your talents in a very visible part of our area.
Our Friends enjoy: a quarterly newsletter to keep you appraised of news and happenings around the Mansion, an annual picnic, getting a first look at our beautiful decorations at the annual holiday party, and more!
Please join us by contacting us at 423-229-9422. We’d love for you to be our Friend!