Friends of Historic Woolsey

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Unveiling a Hidden Gem

Unveiling a Hidden Gem
May 15, 2024 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY

Woolsey is a small town with a rich history, located in the state of Georgia. Friends of Historic Woolsey has been on the lookout for old photos of the historic church, particularly ones that featured its steeple. We knew based on personal accounts that the church had a steeple, but we couldn’t find a photo of it. It was almost like the steeple was hiding from us!

Historic Woolsey Cemetery Fence

Historic Woolsey Cemetery Fence
May 14, 2024 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY

In December 1906, Juan Fernandez McLean, a prominent figure in the Woolsey community, purchased and placed the original fence around the cemetery.

Faces of Woolsey - Archibald G. Preston

Faces of Woolsey - Archibald G. Preston
May 11, 2024 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY

Archibald G. Preston, Woolsey citizen, was a family man and loyal citizen.

Help Save Historic Woolsey Church by Shopping!

Help Save Historic Woolsey Church by Shopping!
Mar 30, 2024 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY

Please sign up for Friends of Historic Woolsey for Kroger's Community Rewards.

Mark Wallace Maguire

Mark Wallace Maguire
Jan 21, 2024 by Mark Wallace Maguire

A shout out from Author Mark Wallace Maguire on his blog.

Oh, Christmas Gift!

Oh, Christmas Gift!
Dec 25, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Friends of Historic Woolsey is passionate about preserving and sharing the rich history that has shaped our identity. In this light, we wish to share a unique Christmas memory from 1929, written by Dr. Ferrol Sams.

The Magic of Santa Claus

Dec 24, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
For many of us, Christmas is a time of joy, love, and family gatherings. It's when we embrace the spirit of giving and the magic of Santa Claus. The jolly old man in the red suit who, as legend has it, travels around the globe on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, delivering gifts to children on Christmas Eve. 

Christmas Memories and Traditions in Historic Woolsey

Christmas Memories and Traditions in Historic Woolsey
Dec 20, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
As the festive season approaches, Friends of Historic Woolsey takes a stroll down memory lane, reminiscing about the rich traditions and family values that have been part of our community for generations.

Favorite Christmas Memory: A Reflection by Robert Burch

Favorite Christmas Memory: A Reflection by Robert Burch
Dec 18, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Robert Burch holds a special place in our hearts. A distinguished author and a beloved figure in Fayette County, Burch always had a unique way of captivating us with his stories.

Christmas Traditions and the Story of Willene Jackson's Stocking

Christmas Traditions and the Story of Willene Jackson's Stocking
Dec 16, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Christmas traditions are often heartwarming, and oftentimes they are passed down from generation to generation.

From the Past: A Thanksgiving Wish

From the Past: A Thanksgiving Wish
Nov 22, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY

On behalf of Friends of Historic Woolsey, we wish you a joyful Thanksgiving with your friends and family. May we continue to cherish our past, celebrate our present, and look forward to a future filled with love, gratitude, and community spirit.

Aunt Clair's Haircut: A Tale of Innocent Mischief

Aunt Clair's Haircut: A Tale of Innocent Mischief
Oct 06, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
One of the many delightful tales that has been passed down through generations involves Hattie Clair Woolsey—better known as Aunt Clair—and her infamous haircut.

Community Preserves Heritage

Community Preserves Heritage
Jul 29, 2023 by John W. Lynch
It warms my heart to see a community come together to preserve a part of its history and heritage. Historic Woolsey Baptist Church is the centerpiece of a small and beautiful town in South Fayette County.

Betty Hyatt Green (May 14, 1933 – September 6, 2019)

Betty Hyatt Green (May 14, 1933 – September 6, 2019)
May 14, 2023 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Friends of Historic Woolsey Lovingly Remembers Betty Hyatt Green on her birthday and on Mother's Day!

A Special Day at Woolsey Baptist Church

A Special Day at Woolsey Baptist Church
Apr 10, 2023 by Richard McLean
The date was 20 March 1992, I was at Woolsey Baptist Church presiding over the interment of my brother-in-law William Wesley (Budd) Blum.

Historic Woolsey Cemetery Victorian Cemeteries

Historic Woolsey Cemetery Victorian Cemeteries
Feb 15, 2023 by Richard Waterhouse

Cemeteries throughout the United States that were founded during the Victorian Period (1837-1901) were highly influenced by Victorian Symbols. Historic Woolsey Cemetery has several wonderful examples.

No One Who is Remembered Is Ever Truly Gone

No One Who is Remembered Is Ever Truly Gone
Feb 12, 2023 by Marlene Wagman-Geller
Let’s remember that epitaphs are a way of saying that no one who is remembered is ever truly gone.

Friends of Historic Woolsey Lovingly Remembers Gerald B. Woolsey (1937 – 2022)

Friends of Historic Woolsey Lovingly Remembers Gerald B. Woolsey (1937 – 2022)
Dec 19, 2022 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Please join us in celebrating the life of Gerald Bruce Woolsey (August 16, 1937  –  December 16, 2022). 

Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Linda Blum-Barton (1956 – 2022)

Celebrating the Life and Contributions of Linda Blum-Barton (1956 – 2022)
Dec 06, 2022 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Please join us in celebrating the life of Linda Blum-Barton (November 20, 1956  –  November 28, 2022).  

Remembering Stella Gay Woolsey (1856 – 1922): A Pillar of Her Community

Remembering Stella Gay Woolsey (1856 – 1922): A Pillar of Her Community
Dec 01, 2022 by FRIENDS OF HISTORIC WOOLSEY
Stella Gay Woolsey, a name that resonated profoundly with the people of Fayette County, Georgia, was not just a woman of her time, but she was also a beacon of love, strength, and kindness.