The Vann House will be open as well with Friends volunteers hosting throughout the house.
The Old Methodist Church will feature a display of A.J. Showalter songbooks and publications as well as Treadwell Mill pictures--and the only known artifact from the mill recently donated by Willis Treadwell.
The Wright Hotel will display some new acquisitions such as a child's ABC book purchased in Chatsworth in 1911, a textbook from the Cool Springs School, and "rediscovered" photographs of early Chatsworth from the Wright Hotel Collection and the J. Roy McGinty collection.
The Depot will of course have trains, railroad artifacts, talc samples, and artwork featuring the depot and talc mills as well as story tellers from the Tennessee Valley Railroad
Depot's next opening will be Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 1pm until 4pm. Special entertainment will be provided by Robert Duncan, the Singing Conductor, from the Tennessee Valley Railroad. Robert will be playing the banjo and singing several times throughout the afternoon. Joining him with stories from the L & N Railroad will be retired conductor Harvey Blassingame. Admission is free, but donations appreciated.This opening is part of the Georgia History Festival's Super Museum Sunday.
Robert Duncan, the Singing Conductor
Vintage Gas Stove
VINTAGE MAGIC CHEF GAS STOVE FOR SALE--Manufactured in 1920s or early 1930s. $500 cash. Serious inquiries only.
Call 706-278-0217 & leave message.
WINTER GENEALOGY WORKSHOPS SCHEDULED
Beginner & intermediate research topics are on the agenda for
Sat., Jan. 18. From 9:00-12:30
topics are Basics of Genealogy (Where to Look for Information, Types of Historical Records to Hunt, Where to Locate Them, Where to Get Help), & Walking the Paper Trail.
topics will include Women in Your Line, Basics in Genealogy with DNA, & Secrets in the Census Records.
A Brick Walls workshop is scheduled for
Sat., Feb. 8, 9:00-4:30
The workshop is available for intermediate & advanced researchers who have hit a wall.
Lunch breaks are 12:30-1:00 on both days.
Sack lunches will be available for $6, or participants may bring a lunch.
Instructor Jennifer Harvey is a genealogy consultant trained by the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Classes will meet at the
Crown Gardens & Archives
715 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton.
To reserve a spot, call 706-278-0217
or come by the Archives.
Cost is $40 for one day, or $70 for two days.
Checks may be mailed to the
Whitfield-Murray Historical Society,
P. O. Box 6180
Dalton, GA 30722-6180
Copies of Dorothy "Dot" McCrory's poetry book,
"Too Much Cider in the Applesauce,"
are available at the Crown Gardens & Archives,
715 Chattanooga Ave. Dalton GA
Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Copies are $25.
A copy can be mailed for $35.
Book sales benefit the Lesche Club scholarship fund.
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 $55 (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 are open M-F 10am - 4pm.
Please call to schedule an appointment on weekends and evenings for research and events!
For research, please call to verify that we have the family files.
To make an appointment, please call during our business hours!
Hours at Blunt House, Hamilton House, and Huff House
The Blunt House is open for tours on Fridays from 10:30 until 4.
The Huff House is open for tours on Fridays from 10 until 3.
Hamilton House is open by appointment by calling the Archives at (706) 278-0217.