Remembering Jeanne M. Strong

14-Jeanne tributeOn 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 was also a long-time friend and supporter of the museum in her role on the Church-Waddel-Brumby Restoration Committee. As many of you may know, she was the creative driving force behind its interior decorative plan, which stands as a testimony to her talent and dedication.

Gifts in Jeanne’s memory represent an opportunity to further her goal to acquire appropriate furnishings to interpret the Federal Period in Athens. The Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum stands as a relatively unique example in the South, where houses from the later historic periods abound. Jeanne will be dearly missed by all and it is comforting to know that her work will carry on through the generosity of friends, whom she touched.

We are sincerely grateful and look forward to keeping you abreast of our progress. We are also grateful for the common friendship we had in Jeanne and, as we have worked to restore the house in the past, we will continue forward in her memory. For more information about the Church-Waddel-Brumby House, its continuing restoration, and Jeanne Strong’s legacy, contact Evelyn Reece at or 706-353-1820.

Laura B. Straehla, chair
Evelyn Green Reece, curator
Church-Waddel-Brumby House Museum