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Family records key, says Willow Hill festival speakers
Attendees challenged to preserve, protect
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Dr. Alvin Jackson, 67, of Savannah, gave a lecture about the Willow Hill founders' history at the Willow Hill Heritage Festival on Sept. 2 in Portal. Jackson, the historian for the Willow Hill Heritage and Renaissance Center, reiterated the need for festival attendees to be knowledgeable about their family histories by keeping with records such as obituaries, photographs and other certificates.
Passing on the importance of knowing your heritage and preserving it were key points for speakers at the annual Willow Hill Heritage Festival, held Sept. 2 in Portal. The event was held at the site of the former Willow Hill School, opened by former slaves in 1874. The school remained open for 125 years, longer than any other school in Bulloch County.
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