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Dell-Goodall House bicentennial on Oct. 10
The Brier Creek Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Dell-Goodall House on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a $5 entry fee and you are asked to bring your own chair.
The two-story framed home built in 1815 is all that remains of the old town of Jacksonborough.
Lorenzo Dow, itinerant preacher, came to the town in 1821 but had to take refuge in the house belonging to Seaborn Goodall because the rowdies of the community attacked him. As he fled the town, Lorenzo pronounced a curse on the village and all its inhabitants with the exception of the house and family of Seaborn Goodall.
Come tour the home and meet Seaborn Goodall and Lorenzo Dow.
Enjoy live entertainment, foods from yesteryear and watch demonstrations of quilting, basket making, soap making and much, much more.
Several members of the community with assist with bringing the past back to life.
Enjoy the following:
n Joey Sasser -- makes a wreath from vine,
n Jim Bethel -- makes a stool with cypress knee
n Stephanie Mathis -- hand quilting and embroidery
n Kathy Overstreet -- basket making
n Priscilla Cooper -- soap making
n Peggy Brooks -- honey and bees wax candles
n Heidi Mixon -- how to make butter from cream (children will make and taste)
n Bootleg Farms Effingham County -- how milk a goat and make goats cheese
n Bob Owers -- Face sketching
n Emerson Scott -- Corn shelling
n Steven Burke -- skins, hides, etc. Revolutionary period clothing and Revolutionary War Artifacts
n Al Freeland -- firing of cannon
n Mary Gene Cotten -- Story telling
n Mary Ella McAfee -- Screven County Native American artifacts.
The schedule of events for the day are --
10:30 a.m.: Seaborn Goodall welcomes guests and introduces Lorenzo Dow, who tells his story
10:45 a.m.: Soap-making demoonstration by Vicki Robbins
11 a.m.: Singing group “A Few Good Men” perform
11:30 a.m.: “The Minick Ladies” perform
Noon: Civil War Heritage Trail tabletop marker will be dedicated by Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails Director Steve Longcrier
12:30 p.m.: Al Freeland fires his cannon
1 p.m.: Richard Cowart of Bootleg Farms demonstrates how to milk a goat
1:45 p.m.: Al Freeland fires cannon to signal the close of the event.