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Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association

O. Box 703
Ashland City, Tennessee  37015

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June 26, 2003 - Guest Speaker Dr. Wayne Moore

Since 2001, Dr. Moore has served as Tennessee’s Assistant State Archivist with primary responsibility for the Local Archives Program.  He works with a wide range of local officials and historical organizations to improve the preservation and accessibility of local government records and encourage the establishment of county archives throughout Tennessee. 

Interspersed with work as a college instructor, he was employed from 1985 to 1998 as a manuscript archivist at the Tennessee State Library and Archives.  Responsibilities included a wide range of public history duties assisting researchers with the collections; supervising Public Service staff; speaking to historical and genealogical societies, schools and community groups; editing publications and writing on topics related to Tennessee history.  He is  acquainted with genealogical research, archival processing, and conservation techniques.  He has specialized in the historic photograph and map collections of the State Library and Archives, working with editors and television producers to select images for film documentaries and print articles.

 He has represented TSLA  on the Bicentennial Capitol Mall Advisory Panel and on the committee which planned the 1996 Bicentennial Day ceremony before the Tennessee General Assembly.  Other projects to which he has contributed include Tennessee 200’s traveling exhibit, News Channel 5’s “Two Centuries of Tennessee” television program, and TSLA's participation in Project DIANE. 

His publications include:

“Paths of Migration:  Land and People of Early Tennessee,” First Families of Tennessee (2000)

            A Path Divided:  The Civil War in Tennessee (1999)

            Messages of the Governors of Tennessee, Vol. XI, 1933-1945 (1998).

            Guide to the Manuscripts Collection of the TSLA (forthcoming), co-editor.

            The Encyclopedia of Tennessee (1998), contributor.

            Looking Back at Tennessee:  A Photographic Retrospective (1996).

            “The Bicentennial History of Tennessee”, Tennessee Blue Book, 1995-1996.

            “TVA and Eminent Domain”, Southern Exposure (July 1995).

April 24, 2003 - Guest Speaker Jim Paty

He did a very interesting talk on the railroads in this vicinity and the drawbridge in Bordeaux.   Mr. Paty was a hit!  He also had an album of photos that were interesting to the group present.


October 24, 2002 - Guest Speaker Thomas A. Forehand as Robert E. Lee

CCHGA members Jim Allen and Earl Nixon talk with County Executive Bill Orange.  Photo on the right shows part of the display set up by CCHGA chapters showing old photos, Family & History Book, Cheatham County flag, genealogical records and other historical items from the past.

CCHGA held  a reception for elected officials of the county at the monthly meeting beginning at the Fellowship Hall of the Ashland City United Methodist Church on Oak Street.   Enjoying the wonderful food and program were County Executive Bill Orange, Commissioner David Davidson and Commissioner Ricky Burton, County Trustee Dot Jones, County Register of Deeds  Delores Moulton, County Property Assessor Betty Gail Balthrop, and the County Building Commissioner and CCHGA President R. D.  Huffines.

Thomas A. Forehand from Dickson County presented General Robert E. Lee (the older "Lee") telling the story of his life before the war in a 30+ minute presentation.  This presentation useed over 3,000-word Lee vocabulary within the script.  These words were taken from his letters and other quotations attributed to him.  Mr. Forehand suggested all who are interested to visit

The next CCHGA meeting is November 14 @ 7:00 at the CCHGA office in Ashland City.

August 22, 2002 - Guest Speaker Karen Glenn from PBS's Frontier House.

CCHGA members and guests had a great time hearing about Karen's experience on Frontier House.  Only 6 hours of video appeared on TV but over 1200 hours were taped.  Karen entertained the group with many stories of  of what we didn't see on TV and more.

Karen reads from her journal in which she wrote in daily while in Montana

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Cheatham County Historical and  Genealogical Association
P. O. Box 703
Ashland City, Tennessee 37015
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July 9, 2003