Upcoming Events

September 25, 2014

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) will host its thirty-second Annual Supper Meeting in Columbus, Georgia on September 25th

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) will host its thirty-second Annual Supper Meeting in Columbus, Georgia on September 25th

The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) will host its thirty-second Annual Supper Meeting in Columbus, Georgia on September 25th. Acclaimed local historian and respected authority on Native American culture Billy Winn will provide our program. Retired from a long career in journalism, he has written about the rich history of the Chattahoochee Valley most of his adult life. Winn has written hundreds of articles about regional history and authored several books including the popular The Old Beloved Path: Daily Life Among the Indians of the Chattahoochee River Valley. His remarks at our annual meeting will focus on the largely unknown saga of Creek Removal from the Chattahoochee Valley, which he chronicles with flair in the forthcoming HCC publication, Triumph of the Eccunna Nuxulgee: A Moral Fable of the Old Southwest; Land Speculators, George M. Troup, and the Removal of the Creek Indians from Georgia and Alabama, 1825-1838.
The event, to be attended by people from throughout southwest Georgia and southeast Alabama, will be held at Green Island Country Club in Columbus. It is underwritten in part by the generous sponsorship of the Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, WC Bradley Company, Synovus, Uptown Columbus, Civitan International, Cable TV of East Alabama, the Dothan Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Auburn University, Auburn-Opelika Tourism, the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, and Clayton and Berry Penhallegon. Following supper, the HCC will present its prestigious Achievement Awards to individuals and organizations who have distinguished themselves in a variety of heritage tourism, education, and preservation programs. A special golf package rate of $69 (includes greens fee, cart and range balls) at the Country Club is available for meeting attendees the day of the event. The Hilton Garden Inn, located at 1500 Bradley Lakes Blvd., is our host hotel. To obtain the special event rate ($89 + tax), just mention you are attending the HCC Annual Meeting when you book by calling 706-660-1000.
The silent auction preview will begin at 5:30 PM EDT (4:30 PM CDT) followed by the social hour at 6:00 PM EDT (5:00 PM CDT). The dinner will begin at 7:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM CDT). Reservations may be made by mailing a check for $40 per person to HCC, Post Office Box 33, Eufaula, AL 36072-0033. The deadline for registration is September 16th. For more information, call the HCC office at (334) 687-9755 or toll free at 1-877-766-2443 or e-mail at mike.bunn@chattahoocheetrace.com.

Start: September 25, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 25, 2014 10:00 pm

September 27, 2014

little girl

Please join the Women’s fellowship and the Health Ministry of the Holsey Chapel C M E Church as we remember a brave little girl, with the celebration of the 4th Annual Alexandria LynneMemorial Walk, Saturday, September 27, 2014, starting at Holsey Chapel C M E Church, 718 8th St. Columbus, GA 31901.  Registration begins at 7:30 am and the walk begins promptly at 8:30 am.  Registration is $10.00 per Person.  Sponsor a youth to participate in this walk, form a team, or just walk for your daily exercise.  Walk T Shirts will be available for a $10.00 donation.  Please make all contributions payable to the Alexandria Lynne Memorial Foundation, 1918 Ga. Hwy 315, Fortson 31808.  This foundation has been established to support Children with Life Threatening Illnesses, Charitable Organizations that support Children with Life Threatening Illnesses and Give Kids the World.  You are welcome to Walk, Ride in your car, Ride your motorcycle, Ride your bike, Run, Trot or Stroll this 2 mile route.  Please stay for a presentation and complimentary breakfast after the walk.  The Alexandria Lynne Memorial balloon release will be held just prior to the Walk. Please join us as we walk to “Inspire Hope”.  For more information contact 706-568-3273 or 706-653-1585.

Start: September 27, 2014 7:30 am
End: September 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Holsey Chapel CME Church
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Cost: $10

September 10, 2014

Rosa Parks’ Papers to Reside at Library of Congress

Rosa Parks’ Papers to Reside at Library of Congress

The Library of Congress will be the new home of the Rosa Parks Collection, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced today. The collection will be at the Library on a 10-year loan from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.

The collection comprises approximately 1,500 items including personal correspondence and photographs, autobiographical notes, letters from presidents, her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal, additional honors and awards, clothing and furniture, and 200 drawings by schoolchildren and hundreds of greeting cards from individuals thanking her for her inspirational role in the civil rights movement.

Items from the collection will be incorporated in spring of 2015 into the new exhibition “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom,” which opens Sept. 10.  In addition, the Library will digitize the documents and visual materials and make them widely available through its website.

“Rosa Parks is an iconic figure in the American civil rights movement, the very definition of the quiet power of an individual to inspire action in others,” Billington said. “This collection joins our unparalleled holdings of African-American materials in a public institution.”

Howard G. Buffett, chairman and CEO of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, said, “My goal was always to ensure this historic collection would be made available for the public’s benefit so that as many people as possible can learn about Rosa Parks and the sacrifices she made to support the civil rights movement. I believe that partnering with the Library of Congress to display these items in our nation’s capital is the best way to achieve that goal.”

The Rosa Parks Collection joins such important civil rights materials at the Library of Congress as the papers of Thurgood Marshall, A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Roy Wilkins and the records of both the NAACP and the National Urban League. The collection becomes part of the larger story of our nation, available alongside the presidential papers of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln, and the papers of many others who fought for equality, including Susan B. Anthony and Patsy Mink.

Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white passenger on Dec. 1, 1955 led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement.

“The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom” opens Sept. 10 and closes on Sept. 12, 2015. Located in the Southwest Gallery on the second level of the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. S.E., Washington, D.C., the year-long exhibition will be free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Library of Congress, the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and the largest library in the world, holds more than 158 million items in various languages, disciplines and formats. The Library serves the U.S. Congress and the nation both on-site in its reading rooms on Capitol Hill and through its award-winning website at www.loc.gov.

Start: September 10, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 10, 2014 5:00 pm