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QUARTERLY PROGRAM -- SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 at 3 p.m. (Eastern)
CVHS PROGRAM "School Spirits: Ghost Stories from Alabama's College Campuses"
Football season notwithstanding, “school spirit” will take on a whole different meaning at the upcoming meeting of the Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society. The CVHS will hold its fall quarterly meeting on October 20, at the Bradshaw Library in Valley, Alabama, beginning at 3:00 pm ET. Featured speaker Dr. Alan Brown will lecture on “School Spirits: Ghost Stories from Alabama’s College Campuses”, a Roads Scholars’ presentation sponsored by the Alabama Humanities Foundation. During his presentation, Brown will discuss the signature ghost stories from many of Alabama’s colleges and universities, including Auburn, University of Alabama, and Montevallo. According to Brown, most of his stories were told to him by students and professors from the state’s institutions of higher learning.. Read full details.
CVHS TO SPONSOR CONCERT
The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society is honored to sponsor its 2nd annual Spring Concert on Sunday afternoon, April 28, beginning at 2:30 p.m. CDST. The Heritage Singers, an acapella vocal group under the direction of Karen Clark of LaFayette, will perform old-time gospel hymns. Also on the program is Vardo, a muscial trio that explores Southern, Appalachian and European folk styles of music. The group provides a unique blend of layered harmonies and rhythm using the voice, harp, cello, concertina, banjo, bass, guitar, fiddle, recorder and accordion. Both groups have previously performed for the CVHS and it is our pleasure to have them return for this concert. The event will be held at Mount Pisgah Church, located 14 miles south of LaFayette on Hwy 431 at Stroud. A cordial invitation is extended to the public.
PINEWOOD CEMETERY BOOK IS HERE
The Chattahoochee Valley Historical Society announces its newest publication PINEWOOD CEMETERY, WEST POINT, GEORGIA edited by Virginia Weldon and Stephen Johnson. 271 pages including 2 pages of photos; hard cover; acid-free paper. Updated and revised from the originial 1977 edition. Names and dates of all gravestones are included, plus biographical sketches and genealogical information about most of the families. The index had been enlarged to contain the name of every person mentioned in the book. It includes a copy of the 1897 city map showing numbers of lots and original owners. Price per book is $26.00 with a 10% discount for CVHS members and libraries. Pick up your copy at the Cobb Memorial Archives located at 3419 20th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854. The book can be shipped to you for $5.00 extra per book. Cash or checks only. Make checks payable to "CVHS." Send order to Cobb Memorial Archives at 3419 20th Avenue, Valley, AL 36854.
UPDATING CEMETERY CENSUS FOR CHAMBERS COUNTY
The CVHS is working to update census of the cemeteries in Chambers County. Individual cemetery records will be posted on Find A Grave. This is an ongoing project under the direction of Don Clark. If you have any information or questions, please contact Don Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK SALE!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!! BOOK SALE!!!
The CVHS has announced the following nine publications available at substantial discounts: (1) War Was the Place: A Centennial Collection of Confederate Soldier Letters, (2) Proudest Inheritance: A Bicentennial Tribute, (3) Memories of the Great Depression, (4) Chronicles of the Chattahoochee Valley, Vol 1, (5) The Battle of West Point, April 16, 1865, (6) I Must Tell: An Autobiography of Benjamin F. McPherson 1825-1909, (7) Antioch Baptist Church, Chambers County, AL -- Transcript of Original Records 1835-1912, (8) Confederate Soldiers from Chambers County, Alabama and Thereabouts and (9) Chambers County Courthouse, 1899 Historical Cornerstone Artifacts. Information and order forms for sale books.