The Friends of the Cheatham County Libraries, the Cheatham County Historical and Genealogical Association (CCHGA), and the Cheatham County Museum will host a free event on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Cheatham County Public Library, Cheatham County Museum and CCHGA office and the South Cheatham Public Library.
Cheatham County Mayor David McCullough has issued a proclamation proclaiming October 13, 2012 as “Exploring Our Stories” day in Cheatham County. The “Exploring Our Stories” event is a venue to raise awareness of the wonderful resources which are found in the Cheatham County community and to recognize our rich history.
The venue will give citizens the opportunities to explore our county libraries and all they have to offer and to view historical items and photographs and view the Military Wall of Honor in the county museum. Citizens will be able to hear programs from J. Mark Lowe, a nationally-recognized genealogist and speaker who has been on several television shows and local Pleasant View resident Karen Brady, who appeared on the PBS television series Frontier House.
There will be the opportunity to have your photo made with Civil War period dressed participants and ask questions. Children can listen to stories and participate in games and crafts. The FOTL will also be holding a book sale. Refreshments will be served by the Friends of the Libraries. Programs at South Cheatham Public Library include: talks by Eva Lee from 10:30-11:00 about her life on Muddy Creek and Priscilla Dorris from 11:30-12:00 about the history of Kingston Springs and the book written by her 4th grade class for the 1986 Homecoming as a fund raiser for the library. There will also be activities for the kids – cooking, games, coloring pages, and stories about the Civil War.
Events will be taking place at the Cheatham County Public Library, Cheatham County Museum (lower level of the CCPL) and the South Cheatham Public Library.