The Etowah Valley Historical Society is inviting the public to join members and hosts, Susan and Lewis Tumlin III, for an evening at the historic Antebellum Tumlin Home on Tumlin Farm at 755 Etowah Drive/Indian Mounds Road in Cartersville.
“You will be delighted with the family home and the beautiful gardens," EVHS co-president Dianne Tate said in the press release. "The gardens have a Celtic area, Southwestern area and Williamsburg section. The flowers are in bloom and the location couldn't be better for our summer gathering.”
The Saturday, Aug. 24, event begins at 6:30 p.m. in the gardens adjacent to the historic home, which is a new home for the Tumlin's. After refreshments and socializing in the gardens, guests will assemble for a lecture by historian Richard Wright, a popular speaker and research enthusiast who recently lectured on the Rowland Springs Resort and the History of Mining in Bartow County.
Wright’s focus has been “all things up and down the Etowah River.” He has found a connection between Civil War general William Tecumseh Sherman; Lewis Tumlin, one of the county’s founders in the early 1800s; and Farrish Carter, for whom Cartersville was named. He will elaborate on life in Bartow County during the era and the three within that setting.
Guests, who should bring lawn chairs and may be finger foods, will tour the Antebellum home following the lecture. EVHS will provide wine and cheese and a few chairs.
No reservations are needed and no rain date planned.
If non-members wish to join EVHS, membership fees start at $15 for individuals, $25 for a family, which helps promote historical awareness and preservation.
Originally, Tumlin Farm included the Etowah Indian Mounds, purchased by Lewis Tumlin after the Sixth Georgia Land Lottery of 1830, sometimes called the Cherokee Georgia Lottery, authorized by the General Assembly. Tumlin and his descendents served as caretakers of the mounds for 120 years.
When the land was sold to the state for a park in 1953 by Henry Tumlin, he served as superintendent of the Etowah Indian Mounds and museum until 1981, according to Our Georgia History online.
The Tumlin Farm is located off Etowah Drive, east of the Waterford at the first turn to the left past the Waterford. It was was originally the Glencove Plantation; hence the entrance to the Waterford is named Glencove Drive.
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