Union County Historical Society Blairsville Georgia

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Christmas tree in the Court House
decorated in the 1890's style with sheet brass ornaments

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Scroll down for calendar, UCHS and other event info!

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The "UCHS Fall Newsletter" went to the Post Office two and 1/2 weeks ago, it was not mailed by them until of Monday of this week. Sorry, you should get it by Friday or Saturday.

The holidays have arrived, and its time for our annual Union County Historical Society's Christmas Dinner and Meeting.
Board members will be voted on. It will be held December 9th, at 6pm, in the Old Choestoe School. (located on Collins Road, 5 miles south off 129) Please make your as soon as possible. The cost is $15.00 per person. The Christmas dinner is catered by "Jim's Smokin' Que".

Contact the Historical Society at 706-745-5493,
history1@windstream.net, or POB 35 Blairsville, Ga. 30514.
Reservations may be made by cash, check or credit card. Hope to see you all there.

Hope to see you all there.
Meet your friends, make new friends.

Thank you,
Bud Akins President
Union County Historical Society
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Ongoing Activities of the Society
sponsored or co-sponsored by the Historical Society
sponsored by other organizations
Please contact us at:
history1@windstream.net or 706.745.5493

EVERY EVENING ~ Bell Music from the Courthouse Tower Town Square, 7:o0 - 7:30 p.m., music varies by the season.
EVERY 3rd Monday ~ Shape Note Singing Practice Courtroom of the Court House @ 6:30 p.m
EVERY FRIDAY ~ Friday Night Concerts May 3 through the end of October, Courtroom of the Courthouse @ 7:00 p.m
SECOND TUESDAY ~ U.C.H.S. Board of Directors meeting in the conference room, Courthouse @ 9:30 a.m.

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Christmas Events

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DECEMBER, all month

Nativity ~ There will be a full size Nativity scene at Museum of Mountain Life


Friday Night Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m.
North Georgia Chamber Symphony That concert will be held at the Old Courthouse on the Square at 7:00 PM on Friday.
Keep in mind there is no required admission charge. Voluntary donations are appreciated.
for more info on the N.G.C.S.


Christmas Parade, 4:00 p.m.,
The 2014 Union County Christmas Parade will be held at 4:00 p.m. The parade will follow the same route as last year, 2013. That means the route will turn left at the library and return to Cleveland Street rather than going on to the bypass. Again, the theme is “Frozen on the Square."For entry forms for the parade, download PDF entry form here. Interested persons may also pick up entry forms at the Old Courthouse on the Square, or call the historical society at 706-745-5493.
Come with your family and watch the parade, caroling on the Square afterward.
Rain date for Christmas Parade, Dec. 13, 4:00 p.m.

Santa Claus before the Parade, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Fin the courtroom of The Old Courthouse. Children in line will see Santa. Feel free to bring your own camera. Our photographer's photos will be on an on-line blog to be downloaded for free.

Open House by the Society, 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM,
There will be an Open House in the restored Butt-Mock House (1906) at the Mountain Life Museum Center. The house has been restored, and is in the process of being furnished in "Early TVA" style, or how a typical upper-level life-style home would have been furnished in the early 1940's, That would be the tine when electricity came to the area. Included in the Open House will be the Payne Cabin (1861) which represents Union County life in the mid-1800's, the farmstead which represents out-buildings most local farmers had in the 1800s. Currently, it's a blacksmith shop, corn crib, barn, and spring house. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Enjoy cookies, cakes and drinks! All of the exhibits at The Old Courthouse will be open during the day.

Christmas Caroling on Square after the parade


The Historical Society’s Christmas Dinner and Meeting
Choestoe School, 6.:00 p.m. For reservations, $15.00 per person, pay by cash, check or credit card. Contact the Society’s office at history1@windstream.net , 706.745.5493 or POB 35 Blairsville, GA 30514 Reservations must be in by December 2th


Christmas Parade Rain Date


Special Christmas Concert, 7:00 p.m. Wm. "Bill" Graff - Yes, our very own Bill who works in the office


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Memorial and Celebratory
Bell Ringings

at the Courthouse
for info, call 706.745.5493
Bell Ringings, go here!

Mountain Heritage Festival, 2015
Every Labor Day weekend,
one block south of the square
go here for more information
and vendor application!


Bud Akins - Union County Historical Society President

Museum and Office are in the
Historic Court House on the Square
The museum is open to the public.
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays 11:00 a.m, to 3:00 p.m.

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12,
and free for those under 6 years of age.
Educational tours for school classes always welcome,
please contact us.
Union County Historical Society, PO Box 35, Blairsville, GA 30514
Join the Union County Historical Society!

We always need volunteers!
To contribute, contact
Carolyn Jarrard - Volunteer Coordinator
history1@windstream.net or 706.745.5493

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Official web site of the Union County Historical Society of Georgia, copyright 2015