Purpose of the Foundation
The Berrien Historical Foundation was formed to preserve, share, and display the history of Berrien County since its creation in 1856.
This effort requires the gathering of oral and written histories, artifacts, and photographs of events, families, locations, and the way of life of the residents of the county over the 15 decades of its existence.
Generations of families, farmers, store keepers, turpentiners, teachers, preachers, and government officials have passed on and their legacy can only be preserved if their desecendants act now.
This great task can only be accomplished through the dedicated efforts of individuals who have a sincere interest and desire to willingly participate in such a worthwhile goal.
Keeping the Interest Alive
If this county's history is to be preserved, public awareness and education are essential. A public forum for discussion and planning will be provided on a monthly basis, with work meetings being held at the Perry Memorial Library on the first Thursday of each month starting at 7:00 p.m. A guest speaker will be invited each quarter.
A quarterly newsletter will be sent to all paid members of the foundation, detailing the efforts of the organization, and providing articles documenting the long history of Berrien County.
Of course, one of the essential ingredients of preservation and education is money. Publishing and mailing of information, and displaying of artifacts and photographs require it.
Therefore, in order to provide this service, membership in the foundation will be set at $15.00 per year per person, or $20.00 per year per couple. Make check payable for membership to: Berrien Historical Foundation, P. O. Box 417, Nashville, GA. 31639.
Won't you please help with your time, knowledge and financial resources.
Bryan Shaw: 229-563-0586
P. O. Box 417, Nashville, GA 31639