Barrington Hall Update November 24, 2012 Editor’s note: On this date in 1880 Reverend Charles Barrington King died near Savannah, Ga., where he had spent most of his adult life as a Presbyterian pastor. Docents and junior docents have been generous in volunteering for upcoming holiday events. Thank you very much. Please check the Google Calendar for our need on Tuesday this week. Michael Sternberg Volunteer Coordinator [email protected]
“Only three of the King’s twelve children were born here in the colony,” docent Phil Quintin (left) tells guests in the gift shop after their tour of the house on Black Friday.
Make-A-Wish Silent Auction To Conclude Sunday, Dec. 9 This Friday, November 30 Friends of Barrington Party 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. All docents invited Sundays, Dec. 2, 9, and 16 Open House - free to guests 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Four to six docents needed Saturday, December 8 Trilogy Candlelight Tour Adults $20 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Multiple docents needed Saturday, December 15 Cookies with Mrs. Claus 10:00 a.m. & 12:00 noon
Docents, be sure to point out the four wreaths in the family parlor that are offered in our silent auction. Also remind visitors that others throughout the house are priced “for sale” now. While we are pleased that several of the priced wreaths have been sold, many are yet to find good homes. All funds raised will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Our thanks to docent Steve Doyen (right) who volunteered Thanksgiving eve.
Barrington Hall Update
er all ord ton H nae r r P ring sO Bar ist ma Chr ts by 1. r n me embe ea. c 18 0. De
ly $ 0.0 On o for $3rice Tw ular p h eg ac R 0e 0 25.
Michael Shaffer presents The Chattahoochee River Line Wednesday, Nov. 28, 7:00 p.m. The assistant director of the Civil War Center at Kennesaw State University will detail the Confederate defense of the south side of the river, which eventually gave way to the Union advance toward Atlanta in July of 1864. This is the final history lecture of this year in our barn. Events Coordinator Bill Browning will publish the 2013 lecture calendar next week. Lisa of Kristen Leigh Photography prepares family for shoot in front of our barn.
Georgia Votes to Abolish Slavery The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery in the United States. The Senate passed the amendment in April of 1864, and the House of Representatives passed it in January of 1865. To be ratified, 27 states (threefourths of 36 states) had to pass the amendment. On December 6, 1865, Georgia cast the 27th vote for ratification. The text of the amendment follows: Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Photographer’s image (below, right) captured in the mirror on barn door. Boy on right distracted by Update editor.
Barrington Hall Update
Assistant Site Coordinator Michele Glazer welcomes visitors for tour of festively decorated house on Black Friday .
It wasn’t cheaper by the dozen, but that many folks gathered in the foyer for a tour with Phil last Wednesday. He begins by telling them about the Cherokee who occupied this area before the Georgia Land Lottery made it available to white settlers.
Phil takes brief break between tours on Black Friday, when more than 30 visitors enjoyed our holiday wonderland.
Barrington Hall will go dark after 4:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve, a day on which we mourn Evelyn “Eva” Baker King’s death on Christmas Day, 1923. The house will reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26. We expect many out-of-town visitors between then and New Year’s Eve.