“Murray on My Mind”, a class focusing on the study of Murray County’s past and present will once again be offered by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society and the Murray County Schools. The class, first taught in 1986, has been expanded and takes participants to all parts of Murray County from Tennga and Little Murray to Carters and Bull Pen. Visits to a variety of historic buildings, homes, cemeteries, and sites make the class very popular. Community members and school personnel alike are invited to take part. (4 Professional Learning Units available for school personnel)
When: June 1-5, 8:00-3:00
Where: Meet at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church on Elm Street in Spring Place (just off Hwy 225 across from Dollar General)
Fee: $40 payable to the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society, 329 Hwy 225 South, Chatsworth, GA 30705 Register at email@example.com Bring a picnic lunch each day!
We accept ALL forms of payment, check, credit/debit card, and cash.
The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society will hold a History Camp for children ages 8-12 June 22-26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The campers will tour the area's noted history sites plus be engaged by fun activities hosted by each of the eight properties owned by WMHS. The cost is $125.00 per camper ($225.00 for two campers from same family). This includes bus transportation to the sites and drinks. Campers provide their own lunch. Sign-ups begin March 16 and conclude June 16. Spaces will be limited by bus accommodations.
Call 706 278-0217 for more information or come by the archives at 715 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton to register your child. Open T-F 10-5, Sat 9-1.
2015 HISTORIC PRESERVATION AWARDS
Three historic preservation awards were given recently by the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society in recognition of outstanding work in local history. The late Erik Gallman's award was accepted by his parents, Jackie and Augustine Gallman, at left. Erik researched and painted historic Murray buildings for permanent collections at the old Spring Place Methodist Church and the Murray County library; he also researched the old Cisco School and did restoration work at Crown Gardens and Archives. Betty Blackwell, center, established and curates the Goodner-Smith farm exhibit at Prater's Mill. Carolyn Luffman, right, has researched Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Church history as well as family history and extensive work at the Vann House.
2015 HISTORICAL SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIPS
FIve area high school seniors have received scholarships from the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society for their work in local history and family research. Left to right are Jacob Hixenbough, Justin Smith, Emily Krout, Bailey Adams, and Clay Chapman. Smith received the James C. and Nell Ruth Loughridge Memorial Scholarship awarded at Murray Co. High School. Krout received the Dorothy Sapp Seaton Memorial Scholarship awarded at Northwest Whitfield High School. Adams, Chapman, and Hixenbough received the Paul Ross Scholarship awarded at North Murray High School.
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Question:Where can you see the original center of Dalton that was laid out in 1847?
Answer: Inside The Dalton Depot & Trackside Tavern on Depot Street. The nails marking the center of 1847 Dalton are on the floor near the scales. The restaurant repurposed the antebellum Western & Atlantic Depot in the 1990s.