Both members and guests are invited to the 38th annual meeting of the Bulloch County Historical Society on Monday, June 27 at the Fellowship Hall of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. A buffet dinner will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m.
The highlight of the evening will be the release of the hardback book, Out of the Past, Selected Writings by Maude Brannen Edge, edited by Delma E. Presley and Marvin Goss. The book is being published by the Society with underwriting support provided by the Jack N. and Addie D. Averitt Foundation. This is the first volume of a new series of local history publications under the Clock Tower Series name.
In 1881, Maude Brannen made history by becoming the first female child born in the tiny town of Statesboro after the American Civil War
In 1956, at the age of 76, she began writing fascinating columns about the history, behavior and philosophy of the people who settled Bulloch County.
Through a gifted local actress, Carol Thompson, Maude will "tell it like it was" and, perhaps, still is.
Several descendents of Maude will also attend the meeting and contribute to the program that promises to be both entertaining and enlightening.
Members will be able to purchase copies of the book at a discounted price.
The Society hopes to also have a surprise unveiling of another of the projects funded through the Averitt Foundation.
Following a brief business meeting and the election of officers, the Board of Directors will present a report on activities of the Society during the past twelve months.
Tickets are $15.00 each and should be purchased in advance. However, a limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Guests and prospective members are welcome.