Heritage DayVisions of the Past was a great community and family event on June 13, 2015.  The William Harris Homestead Foundation is pleased to announce that the day was quite successful.  Our goals were to provide a fundraiser for projects and ongoing activities, and an event to offer historical education and entertainment for the community and surrounding areas.

Over 2,000 people turned out for Heritage Day at the William Harris Homestead!  We had a beautiful spring day to highlight 18th and 19th century Georgia history, with Native American traditional cultural displays and dancing, Civil War reenactment activities, 19th century farming and plowing exhibitions, and even a visit from Abraham Lincoln!   There were hayrides and buggy rides, tours, demonstrations of 1800’s crafts, local non-profit booths, great food and wonderful musical entertainment.

Heritage Day was a first-class, quality event.  We raised over $8,000 for the William Harris Homestead Foundation.  As a non-profit, charitable organization (Tax ID # 58-2662881), funding for the Homestead is hard, and this will go far towards helping with the construction of handicapped accessible restrooms and additional meeting space.


Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors for Heritage Day

12 Mule Team – $1,000
8 Mule Team – $500
6 Mule Team – $250
4 Mule Team – $100

12 Mule Team

Above All Tree Service
East Georgia Genealogical Society
Walton Wellness
Board of Trustees, William Homestead Foundation, Inc.

8 Mule Team

Akins Fod Winder
Athens First Bank & Trust
Bates Carter, CPA Gainesville
Connell Printing
States, Winder
Historical Society of Walton County
Precision Planning, Inc.
Spring Street Studios
Walton County Farm Bureau

6 Mule Team

Atha Rental
City of Monroe Convention & Visitors Center
Heirloom Cafe
Athen’s Hill’s Ace Hardware
Southern Oasis Ornamental Nursery

4 Mule Team

A & R Rental
Adams Clinic of Chiropractic
Mike Sorrells Alfa Insurance
Armory Guard
Andrews Termite and Pest Control
Bailey Fencing Company, Dacula
Buckles Hardware
Dairy Queen, Winder
Elite Iron Works, Social Circle
Gene and Matt Tractor Sales Co., Winder
Ginny’s Custom Embroidery
Great Oaks Senior Center
Green Scene Group Landscaping
JC’s Taxidermy, Winder
Mike Cash Office Products
Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville
Peters and Foster Furniture
Progressive Realty, Winder
Rinse Bath and Body Company
Sidestreet Boutique
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Smith
Social Circle Better Hometown
The Sign Bros., Athens
Tim Stewart Funeral Home
The Walton Tribune
106 West, Winder
Walton County Soil and Water Conservation

Many Thanks to our Raffle Prize and Other Donors

Fatz Restaurant, Winder
Friends American Grill, Winder
Home Depot, Bethlehem
Spring Street Studios
Susan Pelham, Artist, Monroe
Deep South Wood Workings

HERITAGE DAY GALLERY (click image to bring up full screen)

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The William Harris Homestead Foundation is a charitable 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to provide heritage, agricultural and environmental education.