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William Harris Homestead Step back in time to learn about Walton 200 years ago

Heritage Day is official celebration of county's Bicentennial

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:00 am

MONROE, Ga. — In partnership with Walton County’s 2018 Bicentennial celebration, the William Harris Homestead is hosting a “once in a lifetime” event, Heritage Day … 200th Grand Jubilee, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.

At Heritage Day…200th Grand Jubilee, visitors will step back in time to learn about 18th and 19th century living with archaeological excavations, Native American and frontier re-enactments, 19th century farming and “From Fiber to Fabric,” an interactive textile and “King Cotton” exhibit.

Heritage Day will be a time to commemorate our Walton County war veterans from long ago and the Civil War.

Craft demonstrations, 1800s children’s games and activities, musical entertainment, great food, and much more will round out a great bicentennial community event.

Admission to Heritage Day … 200th Grand Jubilee is $10 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and children under 4 are admitted free.

The Homestead, a nonprofit organization, is a Walton County Historic Landmark and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 7 miles north of Monroe on Highway 11, the Homestead boasts a restored log house (circa 1825) and outbuildings from the early 19th century and provides a rare glimpse into the life of Georgia’s early homesteaders.

For more information, call 770-267-5844, go to www.harrishomestead.com and like us on Facebook.

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