The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society is excited to present the Huff House as its 2013 Holiday House Celebration this Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8 from 2:00-5:00 PM. This historical property was recently donated to the WMHS by the Boring family and was last on view to the public over 15 years ago.
This antebellum home was the headquarters of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston during the Civil War in the winter of 1863-64. It was also the site where Gen. Patrick Cleburne proposed arming slaves in exchange for their freedom to alleviate the manpower shortage facing the Confederacy.
The Huff family lived in this home from the 1890s until 1971. Back in the early part of the t century the Huff’s had the house turned around from facing the RR tracks to face Selvidge Street. Since the 1970s, the house has been used for business offices.
The celebration includes touring the house, which will have exhibits that pertain to the history of the home and refreshments baked by WMHS members. Items will also be available for purchase including the WMHS 2014 calendar, ornaments, and select WMHS publications.
Huff House is located at 314 Selvidge Street in Dalton (near city hall). The tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event for $15.00 and $5.00 (age 11 and younger) or in advance from a WMHS member. There is plenty of free parking. For more information call 706 278-0217. This fundraiser benefits the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society.
2014 Calendar Now Available
The Civil War Comes to Dalton 2014 calendar NOW AVAILABLE at the Archives. Each month has picture and story about events that occured in this area 150 years ago during the Civil War. Makes a great gift, only $8.00. Get yours while they last!
Christmas Sale A Success!
Thanks to all the volunteers and those who patronized the Christmas Sale! The money raised will go toward the daily operations of the Archives.