September 2018

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Everbody’s Talking About Heritage Day!

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Dixie, Miss Dotty, and Jim Bryant at WJBB on Tuesday morning

 

Everyone is talking about Heritage Day, even on the radio, on the airwaves!  Jim Bryant is a true friend of the William Harris Homestead and will be an important part of Heritage Day…200th Grand Jubilee. He will be portraying Frederick Douglas, as we present a day of 18th and 19th century history at the Homestead.

 

 

Visiting for Heritage Day?

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For our out of town visitors, the Holiday Inn Express on Hwy 316,  is holding a few rooms for WHH for Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6.

Holiday Inn Express, is located at 775 Exchange Circle, Bethlehem, GA.  Their direct number is 470-429-5907.  Guests should call to book rooms. Be sure to ask to reserve a room(s) under block name WHH.  One can also use the name Dixie Gallups or the William Harris Homestead.

 

Dye Gardening

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This year, The William Harris Homestead decided to try its hand at producing a dye garden…and the results are starting to come in! Last week volunteers harvested over thirty ounces of plant material to use to demonstrate the dyeing process at Heritage Day…200th Grand Jubilee on October 6. The zinnias, coreopsis, and dyers chamomile will all produce yellows, while the purple basil will yield a blueish purple dye.

Come check out our homegrown dyes, learn more about the process, and see our “From Fiber to Fabric” exhibit on October 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Heritage Day!