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Historic Christmas Food for Thought

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Gather your holiday spirit and get your taste buds ready…Historic Christmas Food for Thought returns on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Experience a Country Christmas at the William Harris Homestead and enjoy Clarissa Clifton, our open-fire pit cooking historian, who will be preparing popular dishes from the nineteenth century using methods, implements, and recipes handed down to her by her ancestors.

Docents, dressed in the style of the day, will also be on hand to talk about customs and traditions of Christmases past. Other highlights include the opportunity to make corn husk dolls or Christmas ornaments using natural supplies from the Harris woods and farm.

Admission is $6.00 and children under five are FREE!

It’s the Holiday Season

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Many thanks to Clare Weaver, Jane Henley and Sherry Abney from the Iris Garden Club in Atlanta for making the log house beautiful and festive for the season.

Miss C, we missed you!

Don’t forget, we are open to the public on the first and third Saturdays of each month, from 10am to 2pm!

 

 


Merry Christmas!

Raffles of Artistic Creations by Apalachee Stone and Bone to Benefit the William Harris Homestead

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Raffle tickets may be purchased at the Log House, or by contacting us via email at dixie@harrishomestead.com. We are open to the public on the first and third Saturdays from 10:00 – 2:00. Thank you for your continued support.

 

Let Us Keep You In Stitches

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Stop by Colonial Frontier Day on Saturday, November 10th from 10 am – 4 pm and We’ll keep you in stitches while you help us complete the Bicentennial quilt for Walton County!

Colonial Georgia Frontier Day

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The Smell of open fire cooking and bread making will be in the air as Hank Gallups shows how to make lead bullets over a camp fire started with Flint and Steel. Other members of The Georgia Colonial Education Team will be on hand to demonstrate early settlers skills needed to survive in the wilderness of Colonial Georgia.

 

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!

 

Heritage Day…200th Grand Jubilee Bicentennial

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Mark your calendars now! You don’t want to miss the Grand Jubilee!

 

Restoring Tools

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We are busy working on a project to clean and restore all of the old tools in the Antique Tool Shed at WHH. Many of these farm tools and machines have been lovingly donated by Harris descendants, who cherished the memories of loved ones who had used so many of these implements for their livelihood. Butch Dover, Farm Manager, also contributed many “found” treasures from the farmland and saw their value for the future. We continue with this project throughout the week! Thanks to Kevin Hooper, Jane Harrison, Judy Hardegree, Janet Avant, Dotty Zazworsky, and Dixie Gallups.