Announcements:

A new cemetery committee has been formed by the WWHF.

We are very concerned about preserving and protecting our treasured Wilkes County cemeteries. If you are aware of any unknown cemeteries, or would just like to join our endeavor, please contact the foundation at 706-678-5001 or 706-678-2105.




2016 Christmas Tour of Homes & Candlelight Dinner

December 9th & 10th

Make this holiday season one to remember as you celebrate in historic Washington, Georgia! Join us for a merry and bright weekend during our annual Christmas Tour of Homes. The weekend will begin on Friday evening with a welcoming champagne reception at 19 East Square (Deborah Rainey's office) in downtown Washington. Guests can also enjoy a stained-glass trolley tour and learn some tidbits about Washington along the way.

Several expertly preserved private homes will be welcoming visitors on Saturday, offering a rare glimpse into the past as homeowners showcase some of the finest architectural detail and furnishings of the Old South. In addition to touring these homes, guests can learn the fascinating history of downtown Washington while taking a guided walking tour of the square. Be sure to visit the Robert Toombs House and see scenes from Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, performed by locals and enjoy seeing another fine example of southern architecture. More treasures can be seen at the Washington Historical Museum and Callaway Plantation. Tailor your day to be filled with holiday wonder, then enjoy a traditional southern Christmas feast in the beautifully restored Woman's Club.

TOUR SCHEDULE & TICKET OPTIONS
WELCOME RECEPTION
Friday evening, 5pm - 7pm
Tickets are available on site the day of the Tour.


STAINED GLASS TROLLEY TOUR ....................................................................$15 / ticket
Friday Evening, 6pm - 9pm


CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES .......................................................................$30 / ticket
Includes Downtown Walking Tour
Saturday, 10am - 5pm


MUSEUM PACKAGE .........................................................................................$10 / ticket
Features "A Christmas Carol" at Robert Toombs House, Callaway Plantation, and Washington Historical Museum
Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


CHRISTMAS DINNER ......................................................................................$50 / ticket
Five course meal
Saturday, 6pm


PREMIER TICKET ..........................................................................................$100 / ticket
All-inclusive for weekend events


Email: historicalww@gmail.com
www.historyofwilkes.org
Tel: 706-678-5001
Toll Free: 877-221-7689

Narrative of Wilkes County DVD