Historical Society of Walton County

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Harris Homestead Heritage Days

On Saturday, October 6, the Historical Society of Walton County participated in “Heritage Days” at the Harris Homestead. Tent workers included Dianne Cown (our wonderful coordinator, who did most of the set up and take down), John Beckum, Gail Huie-Smith, and Betty Forrester. Board member, Steve Brown, who was manning the Monroe Museum tent, also helped with the set up. 


The Society was excited to have present two wonderful guests: Ms. Moina Michael (board member Dianne Cown) and Governor Henry McDaniel (board member Al Stephens).


Items for sale by the Society featured the following items:


  • Poppy Mug, with free “MIRACLE FLOWER” book $25 (The poppy mug is dishwasher safe and microwaveable. It was created for the Society by a potter in Ashville, NC.) 
  • 2018 Bicentennial Ornament, with free past year’s ornament $12
  • Note Cards (set of 12, featuring sketches by Susan Pelham) $12
  • George Walton Books $8
  • World War II books with W.C. service men/women $8
  • Post Cards (set of 12, featuring scenes in Walton County $5
  • POPPY LADY (children’s book) $20
  • WAYFARERS IN WALTON (history of Walton County) $50
  • EAST & WEST CEMETERY BOOKS (sold in set) $60


You may contact any of the board members if interested in purchasing any of the above items.


19th Annual Golf Tournament

 

 Monroe Golf and Country Club


The Historical Society’s annual Golf Tournament was held on October 19, 2018 at the Monroe Golf & Country Club. We appreciate all those who helped sponsor this tournament, for all those who donated door prizes and for all the players. A huge thank you to Sandra Shurling and Gail Huie-Smith for all their hard work.



Oakland Cemetery Tour 

On October 25 the Historical Society will be headed to Atlanta for a tour of the Holocaust Museum, lunch at Ponce City Market, a trip to the Carter Center and an evening at the Oakland Cemetery. For more details about this trip please check out the flyer at this link:  Oakland Cemetery Tour Details

Trip to Augusta

On April 20, 2018, the Historical Society of Walton County sponsored a day trip to Augusta, GA. 
This event was attended by 42 people, who had a great day.  
The places visited and toured were as follows:  Augusta Museum of History,  Historic Meadow Garden (home of George Walton), the Augusta Canal Discovery Center, and the Sacred Heart Cultural Center and Garden Festival.  
Much appreciation to Dianne Cown, the Society’s Tour Coordinator, for organizing this event and for the lovely photos.

Davis Edwards House Open For Tours

DAVID-EDWARDS HOUSE

238 North Broad Street

Monroe, Georgia

The Historical Society of Walton County announces the Davis-Edwards House, Circa 1845 will be open for Tours the 1st and 3rd Saturdays from May thru August from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your family and experience life as it would have been in 1845. The House is on the National Register of Historic Places and is also designated as a Walton County Landmark and also, the Society is a 501 (c) 3 organization. You must register for a chance to win the book “The Miracle Flower” by our very own Miss Moina Belle Michael, from Good Hope, Georgia who was the originator of the Poppy sales to aid our Veterans. We Welcome Groups, just call a day ahead 770-207-1229 or 770-267-6663. Admission is free but donations are always welcomed. Come and help us celebrate our Walton County Bicentennial by touring one of the oldest homes in Georgia.

Walton County Bicentennial 

2018 marks Walton County's 200th year! 


There are many events planned for this year-long celebration. Please support them. 


May 18, 2018 – Bicentennial Grooving on the Green

Celebrate Walton’s Bicentennial in the City of Loganville while jamming to the sounds of the Atlanta Rhythm Section.

June 3, 2018 – Interfaith Jubilee

The churches and the faith of the citizens play an important role in Walton County;s history. Citizens will gather to have an interfaith celebration to include messages, choirs and dramas to be followed by Dinner on the Grounds. Consider it Walton County’s homecoming.

July 4, 2018 – Bicentennial Freedom Celebration

Celebrate Walton’s Bicentennial and freedom in the City of Monroe with arts and craft vendors, food, live music, kids’ activities and fireworks.

Oct. 6, 2018 – Friendship Festival honoring Walton’s Bicentennial

Family fun-filled day celebrating Social Circle’s southern charm, slower pace and hospitality with arts, crafts, food, music and other activities.

Oct. 6, 2018 – Heritage Day Celebration

Get a hands-on feel of Walton County’s history at the Heritage Day Celebration at the William Harris Homestead in Campton. Participants will enjoy an array of festivities showcasing life in the 19th Century.

Oct. 20, 2018 – Autumn Fest Celebrating Walton’s Bicentennial

Enjoy fall festival activities in Loganville including arts and craft vendors,  kids’ zone, food and live entertainment.

Nov. 12, 2018 – Veterans Day Tribute

Walton County will have an official dedication of the Veterans Memorial at the Government Complex and will honor our veterans.

November 2018 (date tba) – Tree Planting Ceremony

A native tree will be planted on the courthouse square and a memorial stone placed at the foot of the tree celebrating Walton County’s Bicentennial.

Dec. 15, 2018 – 200th Jubilee Celebration and Christmas Open House

Walton County will conclude the year-long Bicentennial celebration on the county’s actual founding day anniversary. Festivities will include tours of the historic courthouse, Christmas decorations, photographs, horse and buggy rides and, of course, a birthday cake large enough to serve the entire community.


Dates and times may change. Check the website walton200.com for updates and more event information.


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