Haralson County Historical Society
NewsTalk AM 1330
24 January 2007     8:30-9:00AM
Text by Karen Higgins
Webification by Ron Feigenblatt
At start of program: tell people to get ready to write down an Internet Web address
Today we would like to show some pictures on the station, so to do this we’d
encourage people to open their Internet Web browser. They should go to a page
on our site at hchistory.com/1330
That way they don’t have to write anything down - it’s all written there!!
SMITHSONIAN EXHIBIT (visits Buchanan, GA YE2009)
- Key Ingredients: America by Food
a Smithsonian/Museums on Main Street exhibit
- Examines the roles food has played in shaping America as well as local food cultures
- Hosted by the
Georgia Humanities Council
and partnered with the
Georgia Department of Economic Development
- At Haralson County Historic Courthouse December 5, 2009 - January 17, 2010
- Originally slated for 6 sites but has been expanded to 12.
- Website: www.keyingredients.org
- Comprised of static displays plus interactive events planned by the Historical Society.
- We will need volunteers to help plan and staff the events and act as tour guides for the static displays
- Also includes the American Cookbook Project where people are invited to share their recipes and associated stories online. All recipes can be sorted by Recipe Type, Story Type, Heritage, or State
HISTORICAL SOCIETY IN GENERAL
SANFORD-WADE HERITAGE HOUSE
- Recently purchased by Historical Society
- In process of setting up a Board of Trustees
- Received a $50,000 grant from the State to assist in the purchase
- Still seeking monetary donations as well as furnishings 30-50 years old
- In process of applying for National Register of Historic Places designation
- Dr. Terrell McBrayer and Rev. John Norton have been VERY instrumental in obtaining this property for its historic significance
- Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact
at 678.591.9004 or mail to HCHS, P.O. Box 585, Buchanan, GA 30113 and note on the envelope it is for the Sanford-Wade Heritage House
2008 HISTORY BOOK
- Our highest priority this year
- Will need substantial community input
- This will be a NEW book; not a reprint of the 1983 History book
- Contact our editor Lisa Tamasi by e-mail at
- Looking to invest in new equipment to digitize paper-based content and could use volunteers to help with this process
- Looking for better and continued preservation of diverse heritages throughout the county (i.e. Native American and African-American)
- Black History Month
starts a week early at the
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library located in the Historic Courthouse the Historical Society operates.
The Historical Society has just begun a 30-day trial subscription to a vast source
The Oxford African American Studies Center
on the World Wide Web.
This includes the full contents of the
and many other online resources like maps, photos, sounds and movies, all pertaining to Black History. Just go to the Library and ask the staff how to log into this unique resource, but do so no later than February 18th, after which the trial ends. We are interested in your opinion on whether we should raise money to support a permanent subscription.
We meet the 2nd Monday of each month (except December) at 6:30pm at the Historic Courthouse on the Square in Buchanan
Please come to any meeting, see what we are about and see if you would like to
Committees we need help on: Building (minor upkeep of the old lady) and Festival
(helps plan and coordinate the
Pumpkin Caper and
Festival of Trees)
We especially need and welcome more participation from the African-American community and more information on our Native American heritage.
We are striving to preserve the past by keeping pace with the
FAIR ON THE SQUARE (Fall Festival)
- Hosted by the HCHS on September 15, 2007
Downtown Buchanan Revitalization
will host the Spring Festival in Buchanan the 3rd weekend in May)
- Last year’s
was a big success and we are looking to have a theme this year as well.
The History of Haralson County, a family history book (1983).
This book was recently reprinted. The 2008 History Book we discussed will be a NEW book,
not a reprint!
- Published in 2004
Haralson County, Georgia Cemeteries, a cemetery census
of all known county cemeteries to which volunteers were allowed access. This census is
current through 2002 and was made possible with a grant through the
R. J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation.
Pricing information for the books can be found on the website.
Repair and restoration
of the Historic Courthouse (over a $1M project). The tower and much of the building were damaged by Hurricane Opal.
Helped found the
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library, which has been a real blessing to the community.
- Restoring a
horse-drawn postal wagon that was used prior to
1911 in the
Esom Hill area.
- We have recovered the old well pump that was used in the yard of the old courthouse
and are looking into getting it repaired and possibly placed on display.
JUST A REMINDER TO ALL LISTENERS: if you missed any information in today’s program,
and you will find links to all websites and e-mails mentioned.