Gearing up for a busy summer schedule, the Chatsworth Depot and Wright Hotel Committees of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society are looking for a "few good guides" to volunteer a Chatsworth's most historic places.
Docents are needed to greet visitors, work in the gift shop, answer general history questions, and even to help prepare the buildings for the 2017 Second Saturday openings from April through August. To prepare docents for these volunteer duties, the Society is offering training on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. until noon. Participants will meet at the Wright Hotel on the corner of Market Street and Second Avenue in downtown Chatsworth to begin the morning and then move to the Depot to acquaint everyone with the stories of these buildings.
For more information and to sign up for duty, email Tim Howard at email@example.com or call 706-695-2740.
Mark Your Calendars!
The Chatsworth Depot in downtown Chatsworth will host the annual ‘Model Train Expo’ on April 8, 2017 from noon until 5: 00 p.m. Model trains of various scales will be operating inside and outside of the depot. A dedication of the exterior caboose restoration will take place at 1pm at the caboose. Depot, Wright Hotel, and Section Foreman’s House will all be open for guided tours. Whitfield-Murray Historical Society event is provided free to the public by Chatsworth Ford.
Click here to see guidelines and to nominate someone for a Historic Preservation Award, or to apply for a scholarship.
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!