Tour of historic courthouse is Sept. 24

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Once the interior restoration and landscaping of the surrounding grounds are completed, the Jackson County Historic Courthouse will house an archive center, museum and welcome center .

The Jackson County Historic Courthouse Restoration Committee is hosting a Tour of the Historic Courthouse to reacquaint citizens with the needs of the interior restoration. The tour will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24. The cost is $5 per person.

The Historic Courthouse Heritage Celebration, a dinner/auction fundraiser, will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Jefferson Civic Center. Tickets are $35 each or $245 for a table of eight.

The Celebration menu will consist of delicious dishes enjoyed in 1908. The program will include a report on the progress of the Historic Courthouse restoration, as well as future goals. Before the evening is complete, everyone will have an opportunity to bid on several old and new items related to the historic courthouse.

“We’re hoping to have a good turnout for both events, as they comprise our local fundraising efforts,” said Charlotte Mealor of the Jackson County Historic Courthouse Committee. “The exterior looks amazing and the grounds look much improved.

“The inside tour will reacquaint everyone with the needs for the interior restoration,” said Mealor. “We hope to have some preliminary plans for the landscape to show everyone at the Oct. 15 Heritage Celebration.”

Call 706-621-0489 or e-mail cmealor@uga.edu If you purchase your celebration ticket before Sept. 24, your purchase will include tickets for the Sept. 24 tour.

One Response to 'Tour of historic courthouse is Sept. 24'

  1. Carol Holzhalb says:

    Great presentation – clear and informative. And pretty.

    What does a “soft” launch mean? No need to write me back, I’ll remember to ask you when I see you.

    Carol