|Posted by Carolyn S Turner on October 2, 2017 at 11:55 AM||comments (5)|
This summer has been a busy one for BMBA.
Our nomination for the battlefield to be added to the National Register of Historic Places has been turned in to the state Preservation Office. We are very hopeful that this time the battlefield will be accepted. Now we wait.
Toast and Taps was held at the battlefield on the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Brown's Mill. It is an honor for us to call the names of those who died on this hallowed ground from both sides of the conflict.
Our newest project is the development of walking/running trails at the battlefield to allow the use of the logging roads that cris-cross the property. Back in the Spring members of the BMBA Board of Directors and a group of volunteers worked to clean a 10 ft. wide, 748 ft. long strip of land that connects 2 existing trails. This week work will continue on that strip. Hopefully, this project will be completed by Spring.
We were invited to work with the Coweta Genealogical Society on a display for the Georgia National Fair in Perry, Ga. We began the set-up of this display on last Friday and will complete it this week. If you go to this fair be sure to visit the History Building to see our display.
As always, your continued encouragement and support are greatly appreciated!!!
|Posted by Carolyn S Turner on August 28, 2013 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
We have had 3 years of hard work, and the results are fantastic. For a few days after the Grand Opening I thought there would be nothing to do, but Man, was I wrong! We have begun working on plans for our 150th celebration and re-enactment, scheduled for October, of 2014, plus all of the daily and weekly things that will need to be done. This week on Friday, we are going over to the Welcome Center on I-20 at Tallapoosa to advertise our battlefield. Then, for the Labor Day Weekend, we will be at Powers Festival located off Hwy 34 west, between Newnan and Franklin. We will be telling visitors about our new battlefield site and selling vintage items to raise money. Come out to the Festival and be sure and stop by our building. We are in the Tin Lizzie, on the left trail as you enter the gate. See you there.
|Posted by Carolyn S Turner on March 7, 2011 at 1:55 PM||comments (1)|
It seems like someone has yelled the "Charge!!!" Since December, 2010, when the Three Ladies contacted John Stuckey, the previous president of the Friends group, we have not slowed down a bit. We now have a new slate of officers, a new Board of Trustees, and a new list of goals that everyone is working toward completing. We even had an article posted about us in the Civil War Picket. You can read the article in the Spread the Word section of this website.