Hello Members and Friends:

It has been a long time since writing this letter for Pine Log Echoes, Volume 2.  We are happy to announce Volume 3 is now at the bindery, hopefully to be delivered to us mid-July!  

Volume 3 contains some family stories and genealogy as well as a lot of research on military, firemen, policemen, old communities, churches, schools, railroads, and early businesses up to mid1950s. This 611 pages volume will cost $80.00 and the cost for mailing will be $9.00 per book.  We realize that is quite an increase in cost, but it seems Covid-19 has affected book binding also.  Another problem is the original cover material is no longer available.  What little the binder had will be used for about 100 books, then the rest will be in a close-to-original color.

We are preselling in order to make the final payment with the binder. An order form is attached. When we know the date of delivery to us, we will announce to you a time and place to pick it up unless you want it mailed to you.

Volume 1 is now out of print, available only on a CD for $35.00.  There are about 85 copies of Volume 2 left, for $65.00 with a $9.00 mailing fee.

If you want a copy of Volume 1 or Volume 2 or Volume 3, please check below.  All money should be by check made payable to ECHPS and note which book you want and how many copies. No sales tax is charged.

If you need additional information, please email us at echps1@pineland.net or call (478) 763-3631.

We thank you for your patience and support in this. 

Missy Elder, Secretary

ECHPS Meetings for 2021

We would like to share with you a summary of the planned meetings for this year. Covid 19 greatly impacted our society in 2020 and is still continuing to do so. Please be aware that schedules could change, and we will do our best to keep you informed.

There will be no January members’ meeting.

The Super Museum Sunday originally planned for February 7th will be May 2nd.

Tentatively, the April annual meeting will be the 22nd at  Varner 4-H Center in Swainsboro.

The July meeting, also tentatively, will be the 22nd at the Varner 4-H Center in Swainsboro.

Our annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser will be Oct. 28th at the Varner 4-H Center in Swainsboro.

Thank you so much for your support and interest in the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society. Please stay safe.

2020 Spaghetti Lunch and Supper

WHEN: October 22, 2020
Lunch served 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Supper served 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
WHERE: Varner 4-H Center, 220 S Circle Dr., Swainsboro, GA 30401
COST: $6.00 per plate
George and Missy Elder
(478) 763-3631

Please join us at the Varner 4-H Center for our annual Spaghetti Lunch/Supper fund raiser!

The meal costs $6.00 per plate and includes spaghetti noodles with meat sauce, green salad, garlic bread, cake, and tea or water.

The plates are served ready to go from NOON to 1:00 PM at lunch and 5:00 to 7:00 PM at supper. We will deliver lunch plates to businesses that order 5 meals or more.

We ask every peson entering the center to wear a mask whether picking up plates or dining at the center. For those who need to dine in, we will have hand sanitizer available and tables set up to allow for social distancing.

To purchase a ticket, contact a member of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society or the Swainsboro/Emanuel Chamber of Commerce. Orders should be placed by October 16.

We would appreciate having volunteers available to help cook and serve. Please contact Missy Elder at (478) 763-3631 if you are able to volunteer.

Our members and friends provide the support necessary to carry out our mission, which is to help Emanuel Countians celebrate our heritage and preserve memories.

Thank you for your support of the Emanuel County Historic Preservation Society!

Museum Fall Open House!

WHEN: October 17, 2020  10 AM - 4 PM 
WHERE: Farm & Home Museum 
161 Museum Rd. 
Swainsboro, GA  30401

ECHPS is proud to announce that we will once again have our annual fall open house from 10 AM to 4 PM on October 17, 2020.

Due to the efforts of volunteers who share information or give demonstrations, visitors are offered an exceptional opportunity to experience our area’s rich local history and cultural life at our Farm and Home Museum.

Please stop by and see all the changes and improvements we’ve made in the last year or so. Admission is free!