Whitfield-Murray Historical Society Contributed Photo / A child's 1911 book is seen in this photo

Last Sunday was the Super Bowl; this coming Sunday is Super Museum Sunday, when six historic buildings in Whitfield and Murray counties will be open and offering free admission.

History buffs from around the region will want to visit North Georgia between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, to take part in this rare opportunity. Super Museum Sunday is sponsored by the Georgia History Festival, a project of the Georgia Historical Society.

Members of the Whitfield-Murray Historical Society will give tours of the properties. Come see a historic property you've been meaning to explore.


Featured Properties and Exhibits

* The Blunt House, 704 S. Thornton Ave., Dalton: Love is in the air at the Blunt House. This historic home will showcase vintage and antique valentines from Tut McFarland's collection, plus dressy vintage dresses and lingerie.

* The Chatsworth Depot, 500 North First Ave., Chatsworth: Trains, railroad artifacts, talc samples and artwork featuring the depot and talc mills will be found here. Robert Duncan, the singing conductor from Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum, will provide special entertainment. Joining him with stories from the L&N Railroad will be retired conductor Harvey Blassingame.

* The Hamilton House, 701 Chattanooga Ave., Dalton: See the Hamilton family Bible.

* The Huff House, 314 N. Selvidge St., Dalton: A model train room will be featured.

* Spring Place Methodist Church, 731 Highway 225, Spring Place: View a display of A.J. Showalter songbooks and publications as well as Treadwell Mill pictures.

* The Wright Hotel, 201 E. Market St., Chatsworth: The hotel will have a display of new acquisitions, including a child's ABC book purchased in Chatsworth in 1911, a textbook from the Cool Springs School and photographs of early Chatsworth from the Wright Hotel and the J. Roy McGinty collections.


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