Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Whitfield-Murray Historical Society News

(Chatsworth, Georgia): The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society will have an indoor flea market at the Old Spring Place Methodist Church in Spring Place community near Chatsworth, Georgia on Friday and Saturday, September 18 and 19 from 8-2 each day. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the church preservation fund. Also, there will be a used book sale that day and publications and gift items from the historical society will also be available.

Recent donations to the old church historic collection will also be on display for the first time that day as well. Among them are hand-tufted bedspreads and a child's chair made by Confederate veteran Monteville Roberts for his grandson around 1872. These items were given to the society by Peggy Roberts Cochran of Dalton. Also, Mr. Doyle Pritchett has given the society a framed diploma, class picture, and graduation invitation from the Lucy Hill High School Class of 1926 which belonged to his mother, Beulah Ballew Pritchett who grew up in Spring Place.

The old Spring Place Methodist Church is located on Spring Street, off of Highway 225 in Spring Place community (South of the Chief Vann House).

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