In this season of gift-giving and thanks-giving, the Haralson County Historical Society is pleased to announce release of its first high-quality video via the Internet, celebrating the blessing of the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan, today a popular community center, and home to the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library. No viewing fee is levied, but contributions to the Society remain welcome.
This video recounts the re-dedication of the restored building, focusing particularly on renaming of the upstairs courtroom after the late Judge James R. Murphy. The judge, who served there 1,   was confined to a wheelchair. The ceremony recorded celebrates the advent of elevator access in the building, that people likewise constrained might thereafter have easy access.
A copy of the brochure describing the program ahead of time can be found at:
The motion picture is hosted on the Internet's World Wide Web at:
Alternately, one can go to http://video.google.com and search for the word "Haralson".
The computer and Internet connection requirements are detailed at:
Five computers in the Buchanan-Haralson Public Library include
"desktop shortcuts" to make playback especially easy. Simply click
on the shortcut labelled "Courthouse re-dedication". Optimal
playback is available on computer 7, located in the lobby. Reduced
quality playback can be had on older computers, numbers 3 through 6,
located in the main reading room. To hear the soundtrack, you
can borrow a headset from a librarian, or bring a standard
1/8"-audio connector unit from home.