Union County Historical Society Blairsville Georgia

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Mountain Heritage Festival, 2014
Every Labor Day weekend
one block south of the square
go here for more information and vendor application!

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Special Concert
In Memory of Jr. Mauney
Friday, July 11 at 7:00 P.M
Old Courthouse On The Square

Clyde Mauney. Jr. was one of the first people in Union County to start playing the guitar in the finger-picking style of Chet Atkins. Not only was he a master musician, he was always ready to share his knowledge with anyone who wanted it, and was very patient and understanding with budding musicians. His cousin, Don Byers, himself a professional musician, said, “Jr. taught me everything I know, but he didn’t teach me everything that he knew.”

The Union County Historical Society is hosting a finger-picking concert in memory of Jr. Mauney on Friday, July 11 at 7:00 P.M. in the Old Courthouse on the Square in Blairsville. As usual, there is no admission charge. The musicians donate their time and talents. Voluntary contributions to the maintenance fund are always welcomed and appreciated.

Several musicians will participate in the program that will cover all kinds of finger-picking from blues to hound dog to classical music. Jr.’s cousin, Don Byers will play music and discuss Jr.’s picking. Sam Ensley will cover early acoustic blues, Gerald Lanham will demonstrate Merle Travis and Chet Atkins style. The evening promises to be a musical special as well as honoring one of Union County’s own who contributed so much to the music scene.

EVERY FRIDAY ~ Friday Night Concerts
May 3 through the end of October
Courtroom of the Courthouse @ 7:00 p.m
Click here for the weekly concert schedule!


Memorial and Celebratory
Bell Ringings

at the Courthouse
for info, call 706.745.5493
Bell Ringings, go here!

Mountain Heritage Festival, 2014
Every Labor Day weekend,
one block south of the square
go here for more information
and vendor application!


Ongoing Activities of the Society
sponsored or co-sponsored by the Historical Society
sponsored by other organizations

Please contact us at:
history1@windstream.net or 706.745.5493

EVERY EVENING ~ Bell Music from the Courthouse Tower
Town Square, 7:o0 - 7:30 p.m., music varies by the season.

EVERY 3rd Monday ~ Shape Note Singing Practice
Courtroom of the Court House @ 6:30 p.m

EVERY FRIDAY ~ Friday Night Concerts
May 3 through the end of October, Courtroom of the Courthouse @ 7:00 p.m
Click here for the weekly concert schedule!

SECOND TUESDAY of each month ~ U.C.H.S. Board of Directors meeting, Conference Room of the Courthouse @ 9:30 a.m.


MAY 19 - JULY 7 ~ Special All Wars & Veterans Exhibit from Union County in the Historic Courthouse.

JULY 29 ~ Historical Society Picnic -
Old Choestoe School House @ 6:00 p.m. Covered Dish

AUGUST 30 & 31 ~ Mountain Heritage Festival
for more information and vendor application!

OCTOBER 11 ~ Sorghum Festival Parade
11:00 a.m., for more info on Parade and Festival!

OCTOBER ??~ Halloween on the Square
for more info!

NOVEMBER 18 ~ UCHS Volunteer Luncheon
Community Center, Butternut Creek @ 11:30 a.m.

DECEMBER ?? ~ Friday Night Christmas Concert
North Georgia Chamber Symphony, Inc.
Court House, 7:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 6 ~ Christmas Parade, 2:00 pm.

Santa Claus before the parade in the courthouse, click here!

DECEMBER ?? ~ The Society’s Annual Christmas Dinner & Meeting Brackett Room, United Community Bank @ 6:00 p.m.

DECEMBER 13 ~ Rain date for Christmas Parade @ 2:00 pm.

DECEMBER ?? ~ Special Christmas Concert
Wm. "Bill" Graff
Court House, 7:00 p.m.

For information on all of the Society's Christmas events, click here!


Other Heritage Events in Union County
2014 Dates

APRIL 23 - 27 ~ Blairsville Kiwanis Mountain Fair
Airport Industrial Park.

JUNE 14 & 15 ~ Blairsville Scottish Festival

JULY 19 & 20 ~ Butternut Creek Festival

JULY 26 ~ The Green Bean Festival Green Bean Festival will be split between 3 locations: Downtown, Meeks Park, & Farmers Market.

OCTOBER 4 & 5 ~ Indian Summer Festival in Suches
Always the first weekend in October for 35 years
All proceeds to benefit
Woody Gap School

OCTOBER 11, 12 & 18, 19 ~ Sorghum Festival

VARIOUS ACTIVITIES ~ Byron Herbert Reece Society


Bud Akins - Union County Historical Society President

Museum and Office are in the Historic Court House on the Square
The museum is open to the public.
Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays, January thru April

Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for those under 6 years of age. Educational tours for school classes always welcome,
please contact us.

Union County Historical Society, PO Box 35, Blairsville, GA 30514

Join the Union County Historical Society!

We always need volunteers!
To contribute, contact
Carolyn Jarrard - Volunteer Coordinator
history1@windstream.net or 706.745.5493

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