Feb. 5 – Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday is this Sunday with six Whitfield-Murray Historical Society properties open from 1-4 p.m. and offering free admission.
What is the Georgia History Festival? According to its website, “The Georgia History Festival is the Georgia Historical Society’s flagship K-12 educational program. Beginning with the new school year in September, a variety of public programs, exhibits, Educational events and resources bring history to life for students of all ages and encourage Georgians to explore the richness and diversity of our state’s past.”
According to the Georgia Historical Society, during Super Museum Sunday: “Explore more than 100 sites in person and online during Super Museum Sunday. Georgians and visitors learn about our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites , home museums, art museums and other points of interest across Georgia open their doors for an exceptional opportunity to experience history in our own backyard.
A list of participating sites is available at https://georgiahistory.com/events/super-museum-sunday. Hours vary by location.
Locally, the open properties of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society are the Blunt House, Chatsworth Depot, Hamilton House, Huff House, Old Spring Place Methodist Church, and the Wright Hotel.
For the location of the properties, go to www.whitfield-murrayhis toricalsociety.org/historicproperties.html. Although admission is free, donations are encouraged.
Some additional information:
—In Murray County, the Wright Hotel, Chatsworth Depot, and Old Spring Place Methodist Church are open for visits. For more information on Murray County properties, contact the Historical Society at (706) 278-0217 or Tim Howard at (706) 695-2740.
—In Dalton, the Blunt, Hamilton and Huff houses are open for visits.
—Please practice COVID-19 accommodations when visiting.
It all sounds like great fun as well as an opportunity to learn more about these properties and the interesting history behind them. We encourage you and your family, if you can, to visit these sites and make it a great Sunday full of learning and appreciation for our past, as well as appreciation for the people who work hard to keep these properties available to us so that we can enjoy and benefit from them.