Have you heard? We’re gearing up and getting things ready for the Foundation’s 50th Anniversary. Planning is underway for a series of exciting events and programs celebrating the Foundation’s role in the community over the last half-century. This will not be business as usual! In collaboration with the 50th Anniversary […]

Message from the President: Fall 2016

As we prepare for the 50th anniversary year, I can’t help but stop and reflect on the legacy of this organization. It was started in 1967 by a band of brothers and sisters determined to save the c. 1820 Church-Waddel-Brumby House from demolition brought on by urban renewal in downtown […]

From the Fire Hall: Fall 2016

On behalf of the Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum and all who are committed to preserving Athens’ history, we are thankful for charitable donations made in the memory of Jeanne Strong by her book club, “Women and Wine on Wednesday.” Gifts from her friends have been very special to us, as Jeanne […]

Remembering Jeanne M. Strong

By Mary Stakes Once again this past fall, streets in Athens were lined with walkers, periodically stopping, clustered in groups, listening and looking, looking, and looking. Yes, it was the Athens Heritage Walks series in progress. Two new walks were on the agenda for 2014 while another three walks were […]