ECHPS Board Members are reminded that there will be a board meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 5 PM in the white building. Please check the email from Missy for more details.
All board members are reminded to meet at the white building at 5 PM on Thursday, March 21, for the monthly board meeting of the Emanuel County Historical Preservation Society. Please see the email from Missy for further information. Thanks!
Swainsboro Primary School Second Graders will be coming to tour the museum March 26-28. This is an annual event which we are looking forward to. They will tour each morning, 4 classes at the time. There will be docents telling them about each of the buildings and the lifestyles of people in the 1860s – 1890s. They will get to watch a log building get some chinking added to it and work with a blacksmith in the wheelwright shop.
- DATE: February 23, 2019
- TIME: 9 AM to 6 PM
- COST: $80
On Saturday, February 23, Dr. John Derden will conduct his annual tour of sites associated with Sherman’s March through East Central Georgia. We will meet at 9 am at the Sudie Fulford Center at the entrance to East Georgia State College, where we will receive an orientation and tour packet. Then we will leave to tour sites in Emanuel, Burke, and Jenkins counties.
Of special interest is a stop at Magnolia Springs State Park, where Camp Lawton, the largest Confederate POW Camp in the world, was located. We’ll return to the Sudie Fulford Center at 6 pm.
The cost for the tour is $80, which includes lunch, transportation, and all other costs. Please call EGSC 478-289-2133 by February 20 to reserve a seat.
Detailed information can be found at the East Georgia State College website: http://www.ega.edu/articles/detail/dr.-derden-to-conduct-shermans-march-tour2