News and Events
Grants and Donations The Colonial Dames of America made a $2000 donation for a new sign at the entrance of the WHH and a historical marker. WHH received a $7900.00 grant from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Athens Chapter, Junior Board of Trustees. We will have the check presentation on June and finish the Rewiring Project.
We have also received other donations and memberships totaling more than $20,000 in 2012! These monies will go far in helping with the financial picture and allowing us to tackle important projects for the upkeep of the house and property (sealing the logs, for example).
Heritage Day 2011... Remember the Call to Arms was held at the William Harris Homestead on Saturday, September 24, 2011. There were over 1,000 visitors and participants on a beautiful fall day. See our photos on the William Harris Homestead Facebook page.
Grant Recipient... The William Harris Homestead received a $5600 grant from the Charles M. Walker Foundation for our heritage education program. That is a true blessing!
A Hidden Treasure... The William Harris Homestead was chosen to be one of three "Georgia's Hidden Treasures" for WSB-TV, Channel 2 (ABC), spring TV program, Georgia's Hidden Treasures. It was a 30-minute program, initially airing June 9, and reshown throughout the summer. The segment about the William Harris Homestead Foundation will highlight the field trip, A Day in the 19th Century, for elementary, middle school students and adults. Watch the video.
Enjoy the Homestead...WHH is available for family reunions, birthday parties, weddings and other events, and custom group tours by appointment. Open to the public the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 10 am to 2 pm.