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Haralson County Historical Society

Key Ingredients: America by Food     in Haralson County

January 2 – February 14, 2010

UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO PERSONS OF ALL AGES. 

(This document supersedes any contradictions which may be published online here)


Continuous Exhibits
(Check for last-minute schedule changes in the Special Events section below)


Special Events


Opening Day”, Sat. January 2, 10:00 a.m., Historic Courthouse-Buchanan

Join exhibit partners for the “Grand Opening” of the exhibit with opening remarks from exhibit administrators Karen Higgins and Stephanie Jarrell. Mr. Rhubarb Jones will announce the winners of all the art & essay contests and the Sons of Confederate Veterans will demonstrate what soldiers ate during the War. Refreshments will follow opening remarks and contest winner announcements.

POC: Karen Higgins 678.644.0743


Etiquette and Manners” classes, Thurs. January 7 , 6:00-8:00 p.m., Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa

Mary Tolleson opens her family home place to give everyone a “refresher” course in etiquette and manners! This evening’s class is for adults 18 and over please. Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!


Posted 1/9/2010 2:18PM based on e-mail time-stamped Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Seems the 4H presentation today has been canceled and the BHPL is closed. We have decided NOT to open the exhibit today due to icy roads and extremely cold temperatures.
- Karen Higgins
4H Presentation, Sat., January 9, 10:00 a.m. - Noon,
Callaway Pavilion-Buchanan

Local 4-H display posters on the fruits of their labors!! View a 30-minute power point presentation on “how to hatch the perfect egg” from starting at 10:30 a.m. POC: Gail Priest 770.630.8946

Etiquette and Manners” classes, Sat. January 9, 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Ages 8-12) Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa

Mary Tolleson will give basic etiquette and manners instruction to children ages 8-12. Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!

Etiquette and Manners” classes, Sat. January 9, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ages 13-17) Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa

Mary continues her instruction for the older children!! Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!


Toddler Day”, Mon., January 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Historic Courthouse-Buchanan

The exhibit will open just for toddlers and their parents to view at their leisure. Afterwards, Branch Librarian Jana Gentry reads “Green Eggs and Ham”!! Exhibit will open to the general public at 1:00 p.m. POC: Historic Courthouse 770.646.3369


Senior Day”, Wed., January 13, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Historic Courthouse-Buchanan

The exhibit will open just for seniors age 55+ to view at their leisure. Dr. Ann McCleary with the University of West Georgia’s Center for Public History presents “Curator’s Talk: Tales from the kitchens of Georgia” which will discuss the Center’s award-winning catalog “Food, Family, and Community: A Collection of Georgia Memories”. Exhibit will open to the general public at 12:00. POC: Historic Courthouse 770.646.3369


Cooking Demonstration & Cookbook Swap, Sat., January 16, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., “Buchanan Room” West Georgia Technical College-Waco (detailed flyer online here.)

Come help us celebrate the Budapest Community and its immigrants by sampling several authentic Hungarian dishes!! Copies of the recipes will be available. Bring your “unwanted” cookbooks and swap them for someone else’s “unwanted” ones!! POC: Karen Higgins 678.644.0743

Etiquette and Manners” classes, Thurs. January 21,, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa (detailed flyer online here.)

Mary Tolleson opens her family home place to give everyone a “refresher” course in etiquette and manners! This evening’s class is for adults 18 and over please. Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!


Organic Farming Presentation, Sat., January 23, 11:00 a.m. – Noon, Helton Howland Park Building-Tallapoosa (detailed flyer online here.)

Come listen as local organic farmer Ken Mugg discusses organic farming and its benefits and view the 12-minute film “Farm!” All attendees will be eligible for door prizes. POC: Ann Crim 678.378.3795

Etiquette and Manners” classes, Sat. January 23, 10:00 a.m. – Noon (Ages 8-12) Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa (detailed flyer online here.)

Mary Tolleson will give basic etiquette and manners instruction to children ages 8-12. Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!

Etiquette and Manners” classes, Sat. January 23, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (ages 13-17) Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa (detailed flyer online here.)

Mary continues her instruction for the older children!! Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!


Senior Day”, Wed., January 27, 10:00 a.m. – Noon, Historic Courthouse-Buchanan (detailed flyer online here.)

The exhibit will open just for seniors age 55+ to view at their leisure. Holly Garner, Nutritionist from Higgins General Hospital will discuss “Healthy Eating for Seniors”. Exhibit will open to the general public at 12:00. POC: Historic Courthouse 770.646.3369


Hunting as a source for food and clothing”, Sat., January 30, 10:00 a.m., West Georgia Museum-Tallapoosa

Local author, entertainer and taxidermist Bud Jones discusses how, in the past, hunting was a source for food and clothing. View the local exhibits on display at the museum while you are there! Admission to museum is $2.00. POC: Ann Crim 678.378.3795


Toddler Day”, Mon., February 1, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Historic Courthouse-Buchanan

The exhibit will open just for toddlers and their parents to view at their leisure. Afterwards, Branch Librarian Jana Gentry reads “Green Eggs and Ham”!! Exhibit will open to the general public at 1:00 p.m. POC: Historic Courthouse 770.646.3369


Etiquette and Manners” classes, Thurs., February 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Amelia’s (Johnson Family Home Place)-Tallapoosa (detailed flyer online here.)

Mary Tolleson opens her family home place to give everyone a “refresher” course in etiquette and manners! This evening’s class is for adults 18 and over please. Call Mary at 770.574.7193 to reserve a place at the table!


Posted 2/3/2010 3:58AM based on e-mail time-stamped Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 7:21 PM

Unfortunately we have canceled the BBQ cook-off. No one signed up!!
- Karen Higgins

BBQ Cook-off, Sat., February 6, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Wright Way BBQ-Bremen

Come enjoy the various BBQ flavors from local restaurants and backyarders!! Judges will award top 3 places in both “Best Restaurant” and “Best Backyarder” categories. Attendees will vote for “People’s Choice”! Admission is $5.00 for “all you can sample”. POC: Frank McIntire 770.827.7981

Juried Art Show opens Sat., February 6 and runs through Sat., February 13, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Sewell Mill-Bremen (entry specifications flyer online here.)


Closing Day”, Sat., February 13, 3:00 p.m., Historic Courthouse-Buchanan

Last chance to see a part of the “world’s largest museum complex and research organization”!! Closing remarks provided by Karen Higgins and Stephanie Jarrell. Winners of any door prizes and “ongoing” contests will be announced. POC: Stephanie Jarrell 404.456.3437



Event co-sponsors:

Haralson County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Team,

Big Mama’s Kitchen-Waco,

Downtown Buchanan Revitalization, West Georgia Museum,

West Georgia Technical College-Waco Campus, Buchanan-Haralson Friends of the Library,

Buchanan Women’s Club, Higgins General Hospital, Wal-Mart of Bremen,

Visitor Information Center-Tallapoosa, Bremen Garden Club, Senator Bill Heath,

Representative Mark Butler, Representative Howard Maxwell,

Sherry Hardin Graphics


Additional background on this exhibition and its context is available at:
http://keyingredients.wikispaces.com/