Barrow County’s own Christmas city, Bethlehem, will be featured as one of Georgia’s “Hidden Treasures” in the episode that will be aired on Wednesday, Dec.15, at 8 p.m. on Atlanta’s WSB-TV.
Jovita Moore, who hosts the episode, and a film crew from WSB visited Bethlehem recently to interview local residents, film local sites and gather information about Bethlehem and its history. The Barrow County Historical Society shared historical information for the production.
These included a copy of Judson Moore’s songbook (he is the gentleman credited with naming the town after the Methodist Church established there in the late 1790s), newspaper archives and old photographs from the Museum collection.
Information on the history of Bethlehem and Barrow County can be found at the Barrow County Museum, 74 West Athens Street, Winder.
The museum is operated by volunteers from the Barrow County Historical Society and admission is always free.
Regular hours are Monday-Friday, 1 pm–4 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. with extended hours for special events. Group tours outside normal hours are available with prior arrangements.
Call the museum at 770-307-1183 for additional information.
Dot Yearwood, museum volunteer, shares newspaper coverage of the 1967 Christmas Stamp “First Day of Issue” with Leona Nascimento, WSB-TV photographer.
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