Alpharetta Historical Society Installs New Board
The group preserves and maintains historical records and documents for Alpharetta and the old Milton County.
A new board of directors for the Alpharetta Historical Society was installed during the group's annual Dessert Social on June 12.
The historical society is responsible for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of accurate historical information related to Alpharetta and old Milton County. Its members maintain a research library that includes books, family histories, Milton County records, photos, documents and newspapers. Some of those books have been written by members of the group. The group played a key role in Alpharetta's Sesquicentennial celebration.
They hold monthly programs on history open to the public at the Mansell House, maintain the historic log cabin at MIlton Center, take tours of local historic spots with genealogists and other experts and bring in pieces of their own history. Archivists and other experts visit the group and teach them methods to preserve historic documents and materials.
Past President Connie Mashburn recapped the accomplishments of the past year’s board, and letting them know how much he has appreciated their support. He then passed the gavel to Nan Harman-Dempsey, who said that she is looking forward to being president.
Sue Rainwater, a member of the group and Alpharetta's city clerk, installed the new slate of board members. She spoke about the rich history in Alpharetta and said that because she grew up here she will always have the city’s best interest at heart.
The 2011-2012 Alpharetta Historical Society Board of Directors includes:
Nan Harman-Dempsey (President); Hazel Reese (Vice President); Lynn Sickeler (Secretary); Betty Peyton (Treasurer); Connie Mashburn (Research Library and Archives);
Ellon Jones (Finance); Travis Allen (Preservation); Martine Broadwell (Heritage); Mary Lee (Membership); Kim Dodson (Programs); Janet Rodgers (Public Relations)
Bill Lusk (Trustee); Martine Broadwell (Trustee); Phil Monzo (Trustee); Marjean Birt (Trustee); Eugene Fouts (Trustee)
The Alpharetta Historical Society (AHS) is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization governed by the State of Georgia. It operates under a Board of Trustees consisting of elected trustees, officers, and standing committee chairpersons. The society has been in existence for 31 years.
For more information about the Alpharetta Historical Society, visit www.alpharettahistoricalsociety.org.