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Spring Meeting

Mar 31, 2015

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Bob Speer, chairman of Abbeville County Historical Society, welcomed those in attendance at the Spring Meeting held on March 29th.  Approximately 50 were in attendance.  Speer noted several events planned, the work recently completed on the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House, fund-raising events to continue preservation of the house, and goals of the society.  He also stressed there is an increase in  tourists visiting the house,  caboose and grounds at the society’s headquarters – The McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House.

Dr. Connie McNeil Receives Recognition

Mar 31, 2015

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Abbeville County Historical Society presented Dr. Connie McNeil an award for her extraordinary work in Genealogy.  Pictured are Bob Speer, Chairman of the Society, Dr. McNeil and Bill Rogers who made the presentation to Dr. McNeil.

Trees Planted at Franklin Pursley Railroad Park

Mar 9, 2015

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Landscapers from Baughman Enterprises planted several willow oak trees at the Franklin Pursley Railroad Park.  The trees are to aid in protecting the caboose from the sun during the hot summer months and  to add beauty to the park. The park is  located behind the Historic McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House.

Volunteers At Work

Feb 28, 2015

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Volunteers, Joanne Scott and Jackie Campbell, are cleaning the beautiful Hall Tree in the Living Hall at the McGowan-Barksdale-Bundy House.  Board member, Frances Lewis is cleaning the beautiful mantle piece.  It takes dedication from volunteers to work in the unheated house in the winter months as well as the lack of air-conditioned house in the summer months.  This is definitely a Labor of Love.

1940’s Vintage Coffee Set Donated


A Vintage 1940’s Haus Dresden After Dinner Coffee Set  was donated  to Abbeville County Historical Society recently.  Mr and Mrs. Roger Bird made the donation to ACHS.  Mr. Bird was in the Military and stationed in Germany when he purchased the beautiful coffee set.  ACHS is very excited about receiving  this acquisition.


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