Thursday, July 28, 2005

Cynthia Rosers receives DNR-HPD Preservation Award

Cynthia Rosers, 2003-2004 Director of "The Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center" received a Historical Preservation Award from the Department of Natural Resources- Historic Preservation Division for her work in preserving Coweta Counties African American History.

Slave Cabin to be rebuilt on Museum property

This picturesque little cabin does not look as if it could be more than 150 years old. This picture taken in 1978 during an unusual snowy winter day gives the idea of a "play house" for children rather than a home for servants on a plantation. We are about 90% sure that it was Daniel Jackson, a former slave of Hugh Buchanan and Edward Story, who lived in the cabin during and after the Civil War. He went to war with Hugh as a servant.
Check out the website for more information about the cabin.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Cassandra Hollis speaks to AAGHS in Atlanta

On April 24, 2005 Cassandra Hollis spoke at the AAGHS membership meeting in East Point Georgia. Her topic was "Documenting Your Family History on Video".

One Buffalo Soldier was from Newnan

There was one Buffalo Soldier who was from Newnan and we are in the process of doing research on him. This is the exhibit that was on loan from Don North of Carrollton, President of the Grierson Soldiers.
The exhibit on display at the Coweta County African American Heritage Museum and Research Center includes: An authentic Saddle from the 1904 regiment; Model of a Guide on (the flag used circa 1877); A hat (circa 1870's before they switched to the brown hat's used today); A pistol belt (circa 1865) and books about the Buffalo Soldiers.