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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2017-2018

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - The Covington County Genealogical & Historical Society will host the program "New Hope Baptist Church Founders" at 10:00 AM on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Richmond Community Center, 489 Hwy 589, just north of Sumrall, MS.

Several members of the Historical Society will portray original leaders of the church, which was founded in October 1833. The development of the New Hope/Richmond neighborhood along the Bouie River, from 1818 until 1830, will be explained as the early church leaders are revealed.

An old-fashioned Thanksgiving pot luck lunch will follow the program. Several of our members will be dressed in period clothes, and will explain their costumes during lunch. After lunch there will be walking tours of the New Hope Cemetery.

This will be our final program for the year and is also our Holiday Meal. I hope everyone can attend this celebration of an important place in Covington County history. You are receiving this announcement a week early to give you time to plan food for pot luck. We will also need ice and drinks, if you don't cook. Friends and members coming from out of state are exempt from cooking.

For more information, contact June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or Nell Cobb at 601-299-1986, or you can reply to this email with questions about the meeting.

CCGHS is a non-profit group that promotes and preserves Covington County history. You can also find us on facebook.

Saturday, 9 Dec 2017 - Meeting cancelled to give members the opportunity to attend the State Bicentennial Celebration

Saturday, 20 Jan 2017 - Reddock Ferry and Reddock Family History by Nelda Mitchell

~ Williamsburg Books ~ Williamsburg Books sold out in December 2016. A total of 600 books were either sold or donated to area libraries or Archives.

~ Need Information ~ - The Society is collecting information about all local schools in Covington County. We are hoping to find names of schools, their teachers, students, and locations. Send information to the link below!

Free Websites for Mississippi History - mdah.state.ms.us   ~ Click on Archives & Record Services then click on Digital Archives ~ You can also click on the archives catalog for books and matrials at the state archives.

For more information, please contact Janet Smith.