The Barrow County Historical Society’s 2011 Commemorative Calendars — Preserving the Past for the Future — are now on sale.
The Museum will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 12, so that residents who are unable to stop by during normal hours can tour the Museum and purchase calendars for keepsakes and gifts.
Funds raised through calendar sales will be used to purchase items needed to care for and protect historic resources in the Museum collection. Calendars are available for $7 each or three for $20.
The Barrow County Museum is operated by the volunteers of the Barrow County Historical Society and with free admission. The Society depends on donations and fundraising to fund preservation of artifacts, maintain existing displays and develop new exhibits. All income from the sale of calendars goes to benefit the Barrow County Historical Society.
The calendar includes more than 13 photographs from the Museum’s collection along with details about the featured images.
These photographs and all other artifacts in the Museum were donated by Barrow County citizens and their families. The commemorative calendar has a dual purpose. Along with generating funds for the Museum, the calendar provides details about Barrow County’s interesting history and encourages citizens to learn more about the place they call home.
One little known fact included in the 2011 calendar is that a felt hat factory was once located on the banks of Cedar Creek.
Calendars are available at the Barrow County Museum located at 74 W. Athens St., Winder during normal operating hours (Monday-Friday 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and during any extended hours events.
Calendars will also be on sale at area businesses.