The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society cordially invites its members and the public to celebrate the academic excellence of several students from local high schools. These hardworking students will receive recognigition for their academic endeavors, and will receive scholarships as they prepare to further their education at the collegiate level. Also receiving awards will be several Eagle Scouts who have contributed countless hours to projects preserving local history. Also, President Tim Howard will present the 2017 President's Award and the 2017 Historic Preservation Award. Come celebrate all of WMHS' accomplishments, and more importantly those who make these accomplishments possible. This celebration will be held at Eton Methodist Church on May 21 at 2:30. We hope to see you all there!
Event is June 9-10 at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex
TAHLEQUAH, Okla.–Discover your family history and Cherokee ancestry at the 16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference hosted by the Cherokee Heritage Center.
The two-day event provides participants with the tools to research their ancestry with Cherokee historical records and features a variety of discussion topics, including historical events before and after the removal, inter-tribal relationships and advancements in social media and its effect on genealogy research.
Participants will also learn about various Cherokee Nation records that are now available online as well as resources available in their local area for Cherokee ancestry research.
A discount is given to those who register before June 3. Pre-registration is $60 for Cherokee National Historical Society members and $75 for nonmembers. The deadline is June 3. Registrations after June 3 are $70 for CNHS members and $85 for nonmembers.
The 16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference will be held in the Osiyo Room at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex. It is located at 17725 S. Muskogee Ave. in the same building as Restaurant of the Cherokees.
For more information, including accommodations and registration, please call (918) 456-6007, ext. 6162, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.
Special Basket Display at the Vann House Historic Site
The Friends of the Vann House and the Vann House Historic Site are sponsoring a special display of baskets at the Spring Place site from now until the end of May.
Baskets were an important part of Cherokee culture, so the site has several "historic" baskets preserved and permanently displayed in its museum. Among them are a large "double weave" basket possibly dating back to the 1790's, a slave-made basket from the early 1800's, and a river cane basket found in the loft of an old Cherokee cabin in Murray County after the Trail of Tears in 1838-39.
A variety of old and more recent baskets made in the traditional manner by Cherokee craftspeople as well as by the Vann House basket lady, Margie Huffstetler of Adairsville, can be seen in the museum, the Vann House itself, and in the log cabins. Among them is a copy of "burden basket" used for carrying bigger loads, a couple of large baskets used for holding corn shucks in cribs throughout the area, and several baskets made from honeysuckle vines, and even one made from pine needles.
The Vann House is located at the intersection of GA Highways 225 and 52A, three miles west of Chatsworth. It is open Thursday-Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. For more information and admission fees, call the site at 706-695-2598 or check Facebook and the GeorgiaStateParks.org website.
Copies of the Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools Available For Purchase!
The Historic Photographs of The Whitfield County Schools by Ellen Keith Thompson is available for purchase. If you're interested in purchasing the book, please maila check payable to WMHS to P.O. Box 6180Dalton, GA. 30722 in the amount of $50 (includes shipping and handling). Or, you can purchase the book at the Crown Gardens & Archives for $45 located on 715 Chattanooga Avenue, Dalton, GA. 30722. All the proceeds from the books sales will the basis of the endowmenet fund for the 40th Anniversary.
Hours at Crown Garden and Archives!
To better serve our community we will now be open M-F 10am - 4pm. We will also be open by appointment on weekends and evenings for research and events! To make an appoinment please call during our business hours!
Hours at Blunt House, Hamilton House, and Huff House!
The Blunt House, The Hamilton House, and The Huff House are now open for historic tours on Fridays from 10:00 am. to 4: 00 pm. Please drop in between these hours to learn more about our local history!