Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Cave Spring Historical Society Board held it’s January meeting on January 26, 2015.

The Cave Spring Historical Society Board held it’s January meeting on January 26, 2015.  Future Board Meetings will be on the fourth Monday of every month at6:00 PM in the Hearn Academy. Everyone is welcome to attend but of course only board members can vote.The March meeting

The following Committee Chairs were selected:
Cabin Committee: Steve Craw with Jerry Maschinot as Co-chair
Presbyterian Church Committee: Peggy Highnote
Buildings Committee: Billy Wayne Abernathy
Finance Committee:  Pete Mathis
Newsletter Committee: Steve Craw
Festival Committee: Callie Fricks
Education Committee: Lucy Hale
Development Committee: Diana Haney
Video Oral History: John Johnston
Park Buildings History Research: Billy Wayne Abernathy

Chairs for the following committees are being finalized:
History of CSHS Presidents and Founders
History of Volunteer Building Workers
History of CSHS

As the new president, I felt a society about history should start with itself so that future members and officers can know what was involved in organizing this group and to see the tremendous accomplishments this group has achieved in a relatively short span of time. Not many, if any towns the size of Cave Spring can brag about rehabilitating four buildings of such quality and significance as the Baptist Church in the Park, the Hearn Academy, the Hearn Inn  and the Presbyterian Church. Once you see where they started and what they proudly open to the public now will astound you. It makes me proud to be a part of Cave Spring and this organization.

Michael Burton

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Message From Mike Burton President Of Cave Spring Historical Society


                                                       1.   BILLY WAYNE ABERNATHY 
                                                       2.   COLT CHAMBERS 
                                                       3.   STEVE CRAW 
                                                       4.   CALLIE FRICKS 
                                                       5.   LUCY JOHNSTON HALE 
                                                       6.   LINDA HALL 
                                                       7.   JERRY MASCHINOT 
                                                       8.   MIKE BURTON - PRESIDENT 
                                                       9.   PETE MATHIS - VICE PRESIDENT 
                                                      10. CHRIS LEMONS - TREASURER 
                                                      11. ANN MONTGOMERY - SECRETARY

Board Meeting are Monthly
Membership Meeting Are Quarterly
Dates are  March 23, June22, Sept 21, December 28 2015 
Everyone Is Invited

Just Thoughts: From Mike Burton 
Lets Expose More Of The Cherokee Cabin

April 11 (Saturday) for Cabin Exposure day (Friday will be preparation and Sunday Clean up)
• Need catchy title: “Expose the Cherokee Cabin”, “Cabin Coming Out”, “Unveil History”, “Cherokees History Uncovered”, “Mystery Cabin Unveiled”,
 Contractors Randy Williams, Gerald Green, Jesse Hamrick  have all tentatively volunteered to be Crew Chiefs. 

Need volunteers for coffee and sausage and biscuits for workers (or let Church group do it for fund raiser?)
Another crew for making stew for lunch free for the public and workers.
How to say this with out being sexist? Ladies are welcome on work crews at the cabin etc. Let me know where you want to be working? Unfortunately for me, I don’t know your interest.

Billy Wayne document event with pictures.
John Johnston document with video
Steve and Laurie Craw in charge of PR - Press releases to all major news outlets local and Atlanta (Plus phone calls?)
Colt Chambers - Hit social media hard - FB, twitter, Web maybe scavenger hunt (Billy Wayne and I will blog leading up to the event.)
Steve, John and I will create and distribute News Letters.

Steve Craw will talk to City Hall about blocking road.

Pete Mathis manage the nail pulling crew (4-6 people) and material removal (Load tin on one trailer and lumber on second trailer.)

Start work at 8:00 AM. Four people on back roof. Two people on front roof. Two people on each dormer.
1:00 PM second shift. (Chimney secured on Friday)
Two people on each side of roof cutting into decking and removing. Second crew of two to cut ceiling joist and remove. Third crew to cut floor on Hotel side and remove floor and cut floor joint and remove.
Simultaneously, another crew of four securing and covering cabin roof. Repair any bad places and place OSB where needed and cover with tarp.

Wood shingle event? Dewel Lindsey and Dewey Bailey, 

Blacksmith making Froe event?

Researching accepted wood preservative - Lucy Hale

March Membership meeting open to community including all volunteers to explain Cabin concept and work project. Perhaps in school auditorium. Sign up new members and express CSHS vision. Sign up volunteers for the work teams.

Jerry Maschinot has beautifully expressed a concept that is appealing to me.  A tranquil green space with benches, walk ways (repurpose old brick), flowers etc with the cabin as a central focus place with historical plaques explaining the history of the Cherokee and honoring their heritage and how it includes the history of Cave Spring. Perhaps a fountain and bronze sculpture?

[I love old buildings as evinced by my trying to save several single handedly and the Hotel certainly meets the criteria, but it would take a great deal of money to restore it. What would it be used for? A learning center? is that practical?  An elder hostel for hikers etc.? Great idea but expensive. Biggest concern is how it relates to and detracts from cabin vision as Jerry and others have expressed. Just thinking. We need a meeting dedicated to the Hotel’s future.]

Another idea:
Perhaps with DDA and City Hall assistance we can create a small stage area by berning the side next to Love Street. This could be modeled on the Cedartown venue although on a smaller scale.This would allow for small music venues, activities like candle light services, outdoor meetings, celebrations of holidays, small theatrical events. 

                Everyone Is Invited To Help            Contact Any Board Member For Information
Let The  Excitement Build!

Friday, January 16, 2015

New Cave Spring Historical Society President

I am now starting my first year of office as the new Cave Spring Historical Society President. Our first board meeting was full of enthusiasm, vim and vigor to get a lot of good things done for Cave Spring. I appreciate all the work the past two Presidents, Peggy Allgood and Diana Haney have done to make the "Society" a viable, healthy organization. I will be contributing to this blog on a regular basis to keep you up to date on our activities and planned goals.  Michael Burton

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Welcome to Cave Spring Historical Society Newsletter

Coming soon a newsletter from the President Mike Burton and Chairman Of Committees and other board members.