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Decoration Saturday: Picnic & Tour at Resthaven 9.28.19
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Up until the early 20th century, cemeteries were a popular place to relax, picnic and get together near a loved one’s grave. Towns had beautiful Victorian cemeteries with landscaped grounds, family mausoleums and towering monuments carved into angels, obelisks and other types of statuary.
Children played among the graves, and families got together for birthdays and other holidays, including the deceased family member in the festivities.
Bring your own picnic, and join the @Washington Historical Museum and the @Washington-Wilkes Historical Foundation for the first annual “Decoration Saturday”: Picnic and Tour at Resthaven.
Patricia Miller, Head Registrar, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia will head the tour of Resthaven Cemetery.
Ghost Hunting 101
Join us for a Ghost Hunt 101 sponsored by the Southeastern Institute for Paranormal investigation on October 5, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm!
Ghost Hunt 101 will start at the Schoolhouse at Callaway Plantation and cover all the basics of paranormal research including hauntings, psychic studies, investigation equipment and evidence.
The group will enjoy light refreshments before beginning the ghost hunt at Callaway. The hunt will include the Brick House, Grey House, Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, Blacksmith Shop and Family Cemetery!
Attendees must be 18+ and is limited to 30 attendees. Class spots are first come first served, sign up by Friday 10/4.
*Tickets are $19.44 plus fees if purchased online here: https://wipp.edmundsassoc.com/Wipp/?wippid=WSHN#miscPymtPage
To purchase your tickets in person you may either stop by Callaway Plantation, 2160 Lexington Road, Washington GA 30673; Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
City Hall, 102 E. Liberty Street, Washington GA 30673; Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.