News

April Board Meeting

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.

Spring Quarterly Meeting

At our April 25 quarterly meeting, we will elect officers and board members during the brief business meeting immediately following our covered dish supper meal. We also are excited about the program, which will be entertaining and interactive! We’ll be sharing specific details in April. Please make plans to join us at the Longview Farm and Home Museum at 7 PM on April 25, 2019.

SPS Tour March 26-28

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.

Sherman’s March Tour

  • 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