History buffs wanted at the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum

Wed, 02/27/2008 - 9:51am
By: The Citizen

The Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum will offer two docent training classes on March 8 and March 15 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This training is for anyone interested in becoming a part of history. Not only will you receive exhibit training, but you will hear entertaining stories about the people and places in Fayetteville.

The training includes a workbook and stories about the seven exhibit rooms including the Family Room from which the museum is named, The War Between the States Room and Fayetteville’s participation in it, The Gone With the Wind Room and Margaret Mitchell’s ties to Fayetteville, The Fayette County Room that tracks Fayetteville’s colorful timeline, the 1800’s Bedroom, the recently dedicated Veteran’s Room and a special rotating exhibit room which currently features the largest Gerber baby food collection.

The museum is a Greek revival antebellum house built in 1855. Learn about the local ties between Doc Holliday and “Gone With the Wind” and why across the street, the museum offers tours of the Historic City Cemetery where Margaret Mitchell’s great grandparents are laid to rest.

The museum is searching for people interested in history, museum preservation or community service. The training will be conducted by city historian and house manager John Lynch and Debi Riddle, museum coordinator.

For more information or to register for one of the docent training classes please call 770-716-5332 or email jlynch@fayetteville-ga.gov.

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