Oconee history comes to life with History on the Lawn on Sunday

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History poster jpgWe’re looking forward to Sunday, when we’ll see Oconee’s rich history come to life on the lawn at Ashford Manor. Dave’s pet project is a “Pop-up History Museum,” where residents share artifacts, letters, journals, photos and other items of historical significance to the county. We hope you’ll join us and bring along anything you’d like to share! And just like our concerts, you can bring meals, beverages, tables, chairs and picnic blankets and camp out on the lawn for the day. Entry is free, and there’ll be games and prizes — especially if you come dressed in historical attire! The event is put on in conjunction with the Oconee Historical Society, and we all invite you to join in our campaign to save our history. Learn more oconeehistory.org

artifacts*Some local artifacts belonging to the Ashford family recently uncovered in Virginia, including photographs of William Ashford (brother of A.W. Ashford, who also grew up in Watkinsville before moving to Atlanta) and his wife, including an ink well, Mrs. Ashford’s calling cards case (cards intact) and a Civil War belt buckle.


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