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History Club plans Community Involvement Day

March 13th, 2013 8:34 am by staff report

The Lamar History Club will hold its Community Involvement Day on Saturday, March 16, at Lamar School in Jonesborough.


The event, which begins at 10 a.m., will feature a wide variety of exhibits and activities.


The Washington County (Tenn.) Historical Association will meet at 10 a.m. with speaker Chad Fred Bailey, who will talk about the Lamar History Club and the community.


At 11 a.m., the dedication of the newly donated Frank Logan Jackson History/Genealogy Collection will be held along with the opening of five exhibits, which include Elaine Cantrell and her 24 books of photos of historic Washington County totaling about 13,000 photos; Allen Jackson and his work on soldiers who died in conflicts in Washington County; the Museum of Mountain Home's Dr. A.J. Willis exhibit, and Harvest Time Baptist Church and the Seminary School Bell exhibit; along with the Lamar History Club members’ research projects.


Community members also will have their chance to leave their stories with the kids through a memories collection project.


At noon, refreshments will be available by the community. Everyone who attends is asked to bring finger foods.


At 12:30 p.m., Donna Cox Briggs and Elaine Scott Cantrell will present a cemetery preservation workshop in Bethesda Methodist Church Cemetery next to the school. Come learn how to dowse an unmarked grave and learn from the experts on how to clean a tombstone and the correct etiquette used within a cemetery.

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