Haralson County Historical Society
Next upcoming event:

a Smithsonian
Museum on Main Street exhibit

Key Ingredients

visits Buchanan, GA Jan-Feb 2010
related events throughout Haralson County

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For last-minute news concerning the next upcoming HCHS event telephone 770-646-3369

Starting in the year 2010, the regular business meeting of the Society is held 6:30 p.m. every two months, on the second Monday night, namely in January, March, May, July, September, and November at the Historic Courthouse in Buchanan, GA,


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January 2 - February 13 (details here)
Name: Key Ingredients (food museum & fair)
Where: Haralson County (details here)
Description: A once-in-a-generation special exposition, built around a traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit, examining the culture of American foods. Don't miss it!

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May 17
Name: Fair on the Square
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 8AM-4PM
Description: Enjoy a charming small-town fair in rural Georgia around a lovely restored landmark courthouse.
Saturday September 5
Name: 2009 Walton/Hilton Family Reunion
Where: John Tanner State Park, Pavillion #3
When: 9AM-9PM
Description: (For) the descendants of S.L. Hilton/Abner Rivers Walton. S.L. Hilton was on the building committee of the original Buchannan courthouse. His name is on the front of the courthouse. Abner Rivers Walton was a state Representative from Haralson county and was a member of the secession committee that voted to secede from the union in 1861. Walton Creek is also named after him. - Bobby Brooks
Third Saturday in September (19th) ***ABORTED DUE TO RECORD RAINFALL***
rescheduled to run Saturday October 24 (see immediately below)

Name: Fair on the Square
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 8AM-5PM
Description: Enjoy a charming small-town fair in rural Georgia around a lovely restored landmark courthouse. Food, entertainment, history, games & surprises!
Saturday October 24
Name: RESCHEDULED fall Fair on the Square
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: approx. 9AM to 5PM
Description: Enjoy a charming small-town fair in rural Georgia around a lovely restored landmark courthouse. Food, entertainment, history, games & surprises!
Monday (before Halloween) October 26
Name: Pumpkin Caper
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Description: Special Halloween family fun: Jack-o-lantern and costume contests. Story-telling, children's games and safe, targeted trick or treating.
Tuesday-Saturday December 1-5
Name: Festival of Trees
Description: Tree decoration competition. Join us for special events on Saturday: Kids chorus, bake sale, voting for "People's Choice" tree.

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Feb. 4 (Monday)
Name: Friends of the Library (Buchanan-Haralson Public Library)
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:30PM
Feb. 29 (Friday)
Name: Key Ingredients (Smithsonian food exhibit)
Where: 58 Tallapoosa St., Buchanan, GA
When: 4:30PM
Description: Organizational meeting - everyone welcome!
Apr. 7 (Monday)
Name: Friends of the Library (Buchanan-Haralson Public Library)
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:30PM
Apr. 12 (Saturday)
Annual Dogwood Arts and Crafts Fair
sponsored by the Tallapoosa Historical Society
Where: Downtown Tallapoosa, GA
When: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
May 17 (Saturday)
Name: Spring Fair on the Square (sponsored by DBR)
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description: Arts and crafts, food and entertainment for all ages around the Historic Courthouse Square in Buchanan, GA. There will be live music, dance, and art and craft demonstrations throughout the day.
Aug. 4 (Monday)
Friends of the Library (Buchanan-Haralson Public Library)
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:30PM
Third Saturday in September (20th) - Fair on the Square
Name: Fair on the Square
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 8AM-5PM
Description: Enjoy a charming small-town fair in rural Georgia around a lovely restored landmark courthouse. Food, entertainment, history, games & surprises!
Monday before Halloween (October 27)
Name: Pumpkin Caper
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 5PM-8PM
Description: Join us for food and family fun: Jack-o-lantern and costume contests. Story-telling, children's games and safe, targeted trick or treating.
Nov. 3 (Monday)
Friends of the Library (Buchanan-Haralson Public Library)
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:30PM
Tue. 2 Dec. through Sun. 7 Dec.
Name: Festival of Trees
Description: Tree decoration competition. Join us for special events on Saturday: Kids chorus, bake sale, voting for "People's Choice" tree and maybe even a visit from Santa!
New Year's Eve (December 31st)
Name: Bell Tower Bash
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA (sponsored by DBR)
When: 8PM - midnight+
Description: Plenty of food and games for the kids starts off the fun. Our house band, Ghostown, entertains all evening, ending with a climactic midnight fireworks display!

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February 19 (Monday)
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library Advisory Board meeting
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:15PM
March 5 (Monday)
Friends of the Library (Buchanan-Haralson Public Library)
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:30PM
March 10 (Saturday)
Historic Courthouse clean-up day: volunteers welcome!
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 9:00AM to Noon
April 14 & 15 (Saturday & Sunday)
Annual Dogwood Arts and Crafts Fair
sponsored by the Tallapoosa Historical Society
Where: Head Avenue in Tallapoosa, GA
When: all day
April 16 (Monday)
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library Advisory Board meeting
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:15PM
May 14 (Monday)
Name: Remarks on the American Revolution
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 7:00 PM - 7:20 PM - immediately after regular HCHS meeting (advanced to 6pm)
Description: Special talk on the American Revolution by Mr. George Wheeless of the SAR
May 19 (Saturday)
Name: Spring Fair on the Square (sponsored by DBR)
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Description:
June 2 (Saturday)
Name: Revolutionary War grave dedication
Where: Bethany Baptist Church, Tallapoosa, GA
When: 2PM
Description: Grave marker dedication for Revolutionary War patriot William Alexander Goggans (Goggins) by the SAR.
June 8 - June 14
Budapest-Nitra-Tokai Settlement Week
Community descendent Joe Conley makes his annual visit
Where: Countywide
June 18 (Monday)
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library Advisory Board meeting
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:15PM
August 20 (Monday)
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library Advisory Board meeting
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:15PM
3rd Sat in Sep (15th) - Fair on the Square
Name: Fair on the Square
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 9AM-5PM
Description: Enjoy a charming small-town fair in rural Georgia around a lovely restored landmark courthouse. Celebrate Buchanan's 150th birthday with us. Food, entertainment, history, games & surprises!
October 12 (Friday) and October 13 (Saturday)
Name: Play: From Possum Snout To Tallapoosa
Where: Tallapoosa City and Cultural Arts Center, Tallapoosa, GA
When: 7:30PM
Description: a two-act drama depicting the colorful history of Tallapoosa, Georgia from its roots through World War II, produced by the Tallapoosa Historical Society.
October 15 (Monday)
Buchanan-Haralson Public Library Advisory Board meeting
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: 6:15PM
October 29 (Monday)
Name: Sputnik Pumpkin Caper
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 6PM-8:30PM
Description: Join us for food and family fun: Jack-o-lantern and costume contests. Story-telling, children's games and safe, targeted trick or treating. This year features a 1957 Space Age theme.
November 3 (Saturday)
Name: (Haralson County) Community & Business Expo
Where: West Central Technical College, Waco, GA
When: 10 AM - 4 PM
Description: Discover why Haralson County has everything you need from community life to business connections! (Sponsored by the Haralson County Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Door prizes, food and fun.)
1st week in Dec (Nov 29th-Dec 8th) - Festival of Trees
Where: Historic Courthouse, Buchanan, GA
When: Library hours plus (see below)
Name: Preparation for Festival of Trees
  Tue. 27 Nov. 11-6 (setup)
  Wed. 28 Nov. 11-6 (setup)
Description: Tree decoration competition - bring & set-up your trees!
Name: Festival of Trees
  Thr. 29 Nov. 11-6
  Fri. 30 Nov. 10-2
  Sat. 1 Dec. 9-2
        9-12 - Bake sale
        10 - Buchanan Methodist Church Cricket Choir
        10:30 - Visit from Santa!!
        12 - Ribbon ceremony and award of $50 for People's Choice tree
  Sun. 2 Dec. 1-3
  Mon. 3 Dec. 11-6
  Tue. 4 Dec. 11-6
  Wed. 5 Dec. 11-6
  Thr. 6 Dec. 11-6
  Fri. 7 Dec. 10-2
  Sat. 8 Dec. 10-2
Description: Tree decoration competition. Join us for special events on Saturday: Kids chorus, bake sale, voting for "People's Choice" tree and a visit from Santa!
NEW DAY AND TIME (due to Speaker Murphy's death)
December 23 (SUNDAY)
Name: SPECIAL EVENT Buchanan, Georgia - 150th founding anniversary
Where: Historic Courthouse Square, Buchanan, GA
When: 1:00PM seating&overture; 1:30PM-2:30PM main program
Description: Join numerous public dignitaries for a gala celebration of Buchanan's 150th birthday. The festivities will feature music, maps, photographs and more - as well as brief narratives - recalling the history of Buchanan. Free refreshments of birthday cake and punch.

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