Union County Historical Society Blairsville Georgia

Scroll down for calendar, UCHS and other event info!

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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
history1@windstream.net
706.745.5493

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Mountain Heritage Festival, 2014
Every Labor Day weekend
one block south of the square
go here for more information and vendor application!

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The Union County Historical Society proudly presents an encore performance by the
BLUEGRASS BAND, "THIRD DEGREE,"
on August 22 at 7:00 PM
in the Old Courthouse Square in Blairsville.


"Third Degree" is a Bluegrass band from Cleveland, TN. The band enjoys traditional bluegrass and gospel music.

"Third Degree" performs for festivals, private events, fund raisers and a variety of community events. Each of the band members have been “pickin” since they were kids. The band has a good time on stage and the audience feels their enthusiasm.

Off the stage, these guys have day jobs and families when they aren’t picking. Their hobbies vary from antique car restoration to hang gliding! "Third Degree" is proud to welcome back to the stage fiddler Greg Brooks, he is now cancer free recovering from a lobectomy he had in late June to remove a cancerous tumor from his lung.

The bands schedule can be followed on on facebook. Look for "Third Degree Bluegrass."

Concerts in The Old Courthouse on the Square are presented by the Union County Historical Society as a community service and to keep alive the tradition of music in the Old Courthouse. There is never a required admission charge. The musicians donate their time and talents. Voluntary contributions to the maintenance fund are always welcomed and appreciated.

ALSO, "ROOTS AND BRANCHES" WILL BE PERFORMING THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD, AT 8 PM IN THE PAVILION AT VOGAL STATE PARK. WHY NOT DROP BY FOR SOME GREAT BLUEGRASS MUSIC. MEET YOUR FRIENDS AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS.


If there is a pioneer of shaped note music who deserves to be in our Hall of Shape Note Pioneers, contact the historical society at 706-745-5493.

     Shape note music has been kept alive in Union County through the efforts of the Union County Singing Convention.  This is an organization that promotes shape note singing, helps arrange “singings,” and is heavily involved with the North Georgia School of Gospel Music which is held for two weeks every summer at Truitt-McConnell College in Cleveland, GA.  This school is available of every age group.  Students may choose between staying on campus or commuting.  Private voice and instruments lessons are also available.  Information will be available at the concert Friday evening concerning both the Union County Singing Convention and the North Georgia School of Gospel Music. 

EVERY FRIDAY ~ Friday Night Concerts
May 3 through the end of October
Courtroom of the Courthouse @ 7:00 p.m
Click here for the weekly concert schedule!


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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, 2014
Every Labor Day weekend,
one block south of the square
go here for more information
and vendor application!

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2014
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
Click here for the weekly concert schedule!

SECOND TUESDAY of each month ~ U.C.H.S. Board of Directors meeting, Conference Room of the Courthouse @ 9:30 a.m.

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AUGUST 30 & 31 ~ Mountain Heritage Festival
for more information and vendor application!

SEPTEMBER 13 ~ The George and Margaret Plott Descendants Reunion
for more info!

OCTOBER 11 ~ Sorghum Festival Parade
11:00 a.m., for more info on Parade and Festival!

OCTOBER ??~ Halloween on the Square
for more info!

NOVEMBER 18 ~ UCHS Volunteer Luncheon
Community Center, Butternut Creek @ 11:30 a.m.

DECEMBER ?? ~ Friday Night Christmas Concert
North Georgia Chamber Symphony, Inc.
Court House, 7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 6 ~ Christmas Parade, 2:00 pm.

Santa Claus before the parade in the courthouse, click here!

DECEMBER ?? ~ The Society’s Annual Christmas Dinner & Meeting Brackett Room, United Community Bank @ 6:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 13 ~ Rain date for Christmas Parade @ 2:00 pm.

DECEMBER ?? ~ Special Christmas Concert
Wm. "Bill" Graff
Court House, 7:00 p.m.

For information on all of the Society's Christmas events, click here!


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Other Heritage Events in Union County
2014 Dates

      
APRIL 23 - 27 ~ Blairsville Kiwanis Mountain Fair
Airport Industrial Park.

JUNE 14 & 15 ~ Blairsville Scottish Festival

JULY 19 & 20 ~ Butternut Creek Festival

JULY 26 ~ The Green Bean Festival Green Bean Festival will be split between 3 locations: Downtown, Meeks Park, & Farmers Market.

OCTOBER 4 & 5 ~ Indian Summer Festival in Suches
Always the first weekend in October for 35 years
All proceeds to benefit
Woody Gap School

OCTOBER 11, 12 & 18, 19 ~ Sorghum Festival

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ~ Byron Herbert Reece Society

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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
history1@windstream.net
706.745.5493

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 2014