Historic Sites – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:17:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default.png Historic Sites – Chattahoochee Trace http://chattahoocheetrace.com/ 32 32 Amazing story! Oldest church in Ocean County, New Jersey https://chattahoocheetrace.com/amazing-story-oldest-church-in-ocean-county-new-jersey/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:00:41 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/amazing-story-oldest-church-in-ocean-county-new-jersey/ It’s no secret that I’m a “history buff”. I love history from around the world, from America and from here in New Jersey. I especially love when we can talk about history right here on the Jersey Shore. This time we are looking at churches here in Ocean County, the oldest church. Shawn MichaelShawn Michael […]]]>

It’s no secret that I’m a “history buff”. I love history from around the world, from America and from here in New Jersey. I especially love when we can talk about history right here on the Jersey Shore. This time we are looking at churches here in Ocean County, the oldest church.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

I contacted the Toms River Historical Preservation Commission and asked for help in identifying the oldest church in Ocean County. Looking at their information it looks like we are going to be staying here in Toms River, it was originally known as Cedar Grove Methodist Episcopal Church…..Oldest Standing Church in Ocean County, still serving weekly Mass, is the Cedar Grove United Methodist Church at Tom’s River. The church is nearly 170 years old, originally built on January 10, 1853. The church is still open and serves mass regularly. Cedar Grove United Methodist Church in Toms River is located on Bay Avenue.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

In addition to the church, Cedar Grove Cemetery also has a lot of history. Originally, Applegate Cemetery dates back to 1800. The cemetery still stands adjacent to the church grounds.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

Other historic churches in Ocean County include the Potter House in Murray Grove and the Quaker Meeting Houses in Barnegat and Little Egg Harbor/Tuckerton.

Shout out to SJ Banks who let me know that there is a “part” of the oldest church in Ocean County in Manahawkin. The old Manahawkin Baptist Church, whose current building dates from 1864, contains part of the original from around 1758. Below is a photo I took several years ago of the steeple at the site of Manahawkin.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

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The Queen’s final resting place is a small chapel in historic Windsor Castle https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-queens-final-resting-place-is-a-small-chapel-in-historic-windsor-castle/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 14:20:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-queens-final-resting-place-is-a-small-chapel-in-historic-windsor-castle/ Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WINDSOR, England, September 19 (Reuters) – At the end of a state funeral watched by millions around the world, Queen Elizabeth was taken back to her beloved Windsor Castle to be buried in a small chapel during of a private ceremony. Originally built by William the […]]]>

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WINDSOR, England, September 19 (Reuters) – At the end of a state funeral watched by millions around the world, Queen Elizabeth was taken back to her beloved Windsor Castle to be buried in a small chapel during of a private ceremony.

Originally built by William the Conqueror after the Norman Conquest in 1066, Windsor Castle has been rebuilt and remodeled over the centuries, but it is the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world.

Just outside London, it was the Queen’s main weekend retreat and, in the last years of her reign, her favorite home.

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A massive fire caused extensive damage there in 1992, capping what the Queen called it “Annus Horribilis” (Horrible Year), which saw a series of scandals befall the royal family.

Windsor Castle is the resting place of more than a dozen English and British kings and queens. Most are buried in the Saint-Georges chapel, including Henry VIII, who died in 1547, and Charles I, who was beheaded in 1649.

The Queen will be buried at the King George VI Memorial Chapel, which is next to the Notebook in St George’s Main Chapel. She commissioned the memorial chapel in 1962 and named it in honor of her father.

King George and his wife, the Queen Mother, are buried here, along with their youngest daughter, Princess Margaret.

Much of the music used at the service was composed or arranged by William Henry Harris, organist at the chapel between 1933 and 1961. He is believed to have taught the Queen piano as a child.

The then-Princess Queen and her husband Prince Philip were made Members of the Order of the Garter – Britain’s oldest order of chivalry – at St George’s Chapel in 1948.

The living Knights of the Garter have banners displaying their arms hung in the chapel. These are taken down when they die, but a brass “stall plate” remains as a memorial.

Queen Elizabeth has attended the Maundy Service, when money is distributed to people who have done great work for their communities, at the chapel in 1959, 2016, 2018 and 2019.

St. George’s Chapel hosted the funerals of Philip, the Queen’s father, her grandfather George V and her great-grandfather Edward VII.

Her grandson, Prince Harry, was baptized there and married there in 2018. Prince William, now heir to the throne, was confirmed there.

The coffin of Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021 last year, has been stored in a royal vault so he can be buried alongside the Queen.

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Bulletin Board — September 17 | Community News https://chattahoocheetrace.com/bulletin-board-september-17-community-news/ Sat, 17 Sep 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/bulletin-board-september-17-community-news/ Harriet Tubman event on September 17 in Thurmont The ‘Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman’ presentation will take place at Harriet Chapel (Catoctin Episcopal Parish), 12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, at 11am on September 17. The program, co-sponsored by Harriet Chapel and the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, is free to the public (donations accepted). Program […]]]>

Harriet Tubman event on September 17 in Thurmont

The ‘Life and Legacy of Harriet Tubman’ presentation will take place at Harriet Chapel (Catoctin Episcopal Parish), 12625 Catoctin Furnace Road, Thurmont, at 11am on September 17.

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12 Extravagant Villa Rentals in Mykonos You Need to Check Out https://chattahoocheetrace.com/12-extravagant-villa-rentals-in-mykonos-you-need-to-check-out/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 14:43:33 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/12-extravagant-villa-rentals-in-mykonos-you-need-to-check-out/ Greece has no shortage of islands, many of which have earned their place in history. For some, like Crete, this honor stems from civilizations that ceased to exist more than 3,000 years ago. Although Mykonos has at times been a force that has moved the tides of history from the classical period to the Greek […]]]>

Greece has no shortage of islands, many of which have earned their place in history. For some, like Crete, this honor stems from civilizations that ceased to exist more than 3,000 years ago. Although Mykonos has at times been a force that has moved the tides of history from the classical period to the Greek War of Independence, it is best known simply for what it is: a beautiful island.

This beauty has certainly been added over the years. The ever-splendid local architecture is reaching new heights in the current century. Serene Venice has left its mark on the island, from medieval Venetian windmills to the charming neighborhood of Little Venice.

There is plenty to do on and off the island. Mykonos’ reputation as a top tourist destination has proven to be a self-fulfilling prophecy. As more and more people visit, more and more great restaurants and high-end shops are built, which adds to the appeal.

This has of course also led to the construction of a remarkable number of world-class accommodations in the form of luxury villas. The following is not an exhaustive list. But, to paint a picture of the glory that awaits you in Mykonos, here is a sample of 12 extravagant villas on this unforgettable island.

Villa Psarou

Rent now$3,409/avg per night

When it comes to vacationing on the Aegean Sea, you can hardly do better than Mykonos. When it comes to staying in Mykonos, you can hardly do better than Villa Psarou. The house is lavishly furnished, spacious, and within walking distance of the island’s most popular beaches. Watch from the edge of the pool the ships entering the port, enjoy the moment, and try to forget sooner than you would like, that one day such a ship will take you away from this splendid place. Even greater luxury awaits outside the villa grounds. Nammos, a world famous restaurant, is worth a visit no matter where you are staying in Mykonos. For visitors to Villa Psarou, there is no excuse to miss the restaurant as the restaurant is just steps away. Beautiful inside and out, the home is virtually unmatched.

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms : 9

Sleeping: 16

Paradise Villa On Private Island

Rent now$4,303/avg per night

The title of this one should be enough to convince anyone of its appeal. But, for good measure, we’ll give you even more reasons to stay at this secluded villa.. This property is not technically on Mykonos. It sits on a small island just east of Mykonos’ most scenic spots. The house is both elegant and historic; the island is a natural paradise. Up to 22 guests can enjoy the trip of a lifetime here. You’ll wish your time here was endless as you spend your days sitting on pristine beaches, exploring nearby caves, having a barbecue by the water or cruising around Mykonos. Indulge yourself and your loved ones by staying on this unspoiled island, a jewel of the Cyclades.

Bedrooms: ten

Bathrooms : 9

Sleeping: 22

Exquisite Villa on Lia Bay

Rent now$1,651/avg per night

Unspoiled beaches, island views, luxurious furnishings, an on-site chef: that’s what a dream vacation is made of. All can be found in this incredible villa in the south-east of Mykonos. The villa is a fine example of Mykone architecture and blends in perfectly with the local landscape (which happens to be a hilly area and the least developed part of the island). The virgin beach of Frangias is a 10 minute walk away. The house also has a swimming pool, gardens and unobstructed views of seven nearby islands.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 12

Villa in Fanari

Rent now$1,847/avg per night

Mykonos has no shortage of villas with spectacular views. This property to the northwest stands out for its grandiose and comfortable outdoor spaces to admire the Aegean Sea and the neighboring islands. It consists of three separate buildings surrounding a spacious veranda with an infinity pool, pergolas, sun loungers, hammock, jacuzzi, dining area, etc. Each structure has at least one master bedroom, private kitchen, and dining rooms. The scenic drive to Mykonos takes around 15 minutes and there are several beaches within a 2 mile radius.

Bedrooms: 8

Bathrooms : 8

Sleeping: 16

Villa overlooking Delos

Rent now$862/avg per night

Minutes from Agios Ioannis beach, this fabulous villa offers the vacation of a lifetime. The villa is very close to Mykonos town, so guests will have no problem discovering all that the island has to offer. It is a two-story structure perpetually flooded with light. There are two bedrooms with double beds (and incredible sea views) and a third bedroom with two single beds. The house has a swimming pool, flower gardens, an outdoor dining area and a kitchen that is both practical and elegant.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 6

Villa Aegean Lighthouse

Rent now$2,103/avg per night

The design of this villa near the historic lighthouse is truly something to admire. Questions of aesthetics and access have been delightfully resolved by the property’s bold architects and designers. It’s beautiful, unique and quite friendly for people with reduced mobility. The building features many curves that pay homage to local landscapes. He uses a variety of materials (stone, wood, plaster, steel, marble, etc.), using only the best examples of each. The house has nine glorious bedrooms, an equal number of elegant bathrooms and can accommodate up to 22 people.

Bedrooms: 9

Bathrooms : 9

Sleeping: 22

Villa Atalia

Rent now$999/avg per night

Located in the center-north of Mykonos, Villa Atalia is ideal for beach lovers. Ftelia beach is 5 minutes away by a footpath on the flat plain. Here you will find a small bay with sandy shores, deckchairs and beautiful establishments like Ftelia Pasha — a restaurant offering favorite dishes from across the Mediterranean. The villa has five splendid bedrooms and can accommodate up to eight people. It has all the comforts a villa should have (swimming pool, daily cleaning, etc.) and the owners are happy to arrange additional benefits should you require a driver, boat hire or guided tour.

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 8

Villa Paula

Rent now$872/avg per night

Although this south-central Mykonos villa is minutes from several beaches, guests don’t even have to go that far to enjoy the water. The place has an amazing view of the water and of course there is a swimming pool. The outdoor space is truly amazing. There is a hammock, lounge chairs and a nice terrace. A canopy of twigs provides respite from the sun, and rough stone walls on three sides help keep the place cool (although this can be counteracted by using the traditional outdoor oven). The house has a modern kitchen and, like most on the island, is dominated by swathes of pristine white.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: seven

Villa Pnoe

Rent now$564/mo per night

Adjacent to the port of Mykonos Town, Villa Pnoe is a lavish property and a great way to enjoy Mykonos Town. Guests will enjoy postcard-worthy views of downtown, coastal hills and nearby islands. Turning away from the windows or returning from the balcony, the scene is no less picturesque. The house is luxuriously furnished. Each of the three bathrooms is a marble masterpiece and there are three bedrooms with sumptuous queen beds. The city’s many shops, restaurants and historic sites are within easy walking distance. If you plan to explore the rest of the island by car, there is a reserved parking space near the villa.

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms : 3

Sleeping: 6

Villa Charity

Rent now $1,180

Although newly built, Villa Charity has already had the honor of granting the dearest wishes of many guests: the desire for an idyllic island getaway. It is part of a small complex consisting of five villas. Each has its own pool and lots of privacy. Constructed mostly of local stone, Villa Charity is an example of new innovations in Mykonean architecture. The classic white walls are complemented by structural elements composed of rough gray stone. The bathrooms are a lesson in elegance, simplicity and enhancement of local materials. The house overlooks the island’s modern harbor and is just minutes from Mykonos.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 4

Sleeping: 8

The pink pelican

Rent now$1,026/avg per night

Whether you’re looking out the top-floor bedroom window or stepping off the lanai as you sit by the pool, you’re sure to enjoy the breezes, views, and deep sense of comfort that a staycation brings. at the Pink Pelican. The villa is less than 5 minutes walk from the blue waters of Kalafatis beach. One of the best on the island, but by no means the busiest, Kalafatis has a large stretch of sand, plenty of thatched-roof huts and a few restaurants. The house itself has four bedrooms (each with sea views), a full kitchen, and comfortable spaces (inside and out) where you can relax, slow down, and live to the beat. of an islander.

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms : 5

Sleeping: 9

Cycladic castle

Rent now$1,359/avg per night

Near the southeastern tip of the island, this fantastic villa is another magnificent example of the beauty and luxury of Cycladic architecture. The well-appointed house sleeps up to 11 people in six bedrooms (each with its own bathroom fitted in the local style). Whether you look south, east or west, you will see the glory of the Aegean Sea. Look north across the pool and you’ll see that the house, in its own way, is a passing rival to the wonders of the sea. The veranda is particularly stunning. It has incredible (and expensive) design features in stone, wood, and other materials.

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms : seven

Sleeping: 11

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🌱 Huntington Daily: The Great Cow Harbor 10K + 5 new homes for sale https://chattahoocheetrace.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-huntington-daily-the-great-cow-harbor-10k-5-new-homes-for-sale/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 21:33:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-huntington-daily-the-great-cow-harbor-10k-5-new-homes-for-sale/ Hello everyone. Andrew Tessler here with your Monday edition of The Huntington Daily, filled with all the local news you need to know right now. First, today’s weather forecast: Wet with a thunderstorm. High: 79 Low: 68. Here are the top 3 stories from today in Huntington: Discover 5 new homes for sale in the […]]]>

Hello everyone. Andrew Tessler here with your Monday edition of The Huntington Daily, filled with all the local news you need to know right now.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Wet with a thunderstorm. High: 79 Low: 68.


Here are the top 3 stories from today in Huntington:

  1. Discover 5 new homes for sale in the Huntington area. Homes for sale don’t last long on the market, and these are the newest homes to be listed. Click on the photo of the house for more information and photos. (Huntington patch)
  2. Join Lewis Oliver Farm Sanctuary’s Annabelle Team at the Great Cow Harbor 10K Run and Fun 1 Mile Run/Walk. The event takes place on Saturday, September 17 and supports animals at the Northport Sanctuary. Runner’s World named the race one of the top 100 races in the country. Click on the link for more information. (LongIsland.com)
  3. Preservation Long Island recognized by Inspire! Small Museum Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “The grant will allow PLI to undertake an evaluation of its inventory practices to improve access to and the long-term care and maintenance of collections on display and stored at its historic sites and facilities. – PLI’s headquarters building in Cold Spring Harbor, Joseph Lloyd Mansion and Collections Storage in Lloyd Harbor, Sherwood-Jayne Farm in Setauket and Customs House in Sag Harbor. The grant-funded project runs from September 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023.” (TBR News Media)

Today in Huntington:

  • Indoor Craft Show – Walt Whitman Shoppes. (11 a.m.)

From my notebook:

  • The Huntington Municipal Fund: The The East End golf outing in honor of Rob Salvatico is now a month away. You can make dinner reservations now and sponsorship opportunities are also available. (The Huntington Municipal Fund via Facebook)
  • Huntington Public Library: “The The library is closed today Sunday September 4th and Monday September 5th in honor of Labor Day 2022.” (Huntington Public Library via Facebook)
  • The Huntington Municipal Fund: IPA & Rose in the Rose Garden is September 18. Book your spot now! (The Huntington Municipal Fund via Facebook)
  • Next door neighbor, Cold Spring Hills: “Car Dealer’s Recommendation – Looking to rent or buy a van to expand your family – Either a Honda Odessey or a Toyota Sienna. – We all know that buying a car is a long and tedious process……Does anyone have any recommendations?” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Harborfields School District: “Hi neighbours, I wonder if anyone has one. – Garage for rent? It is for the classic car. Much appreciated!” (Nextdoor)

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Here’s a guide to Cape Cod’s historic lighthouses https://chattahoocheetrace.com/heres-a-guide-to-cape-cods-historic-lighthouses/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 14:30:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/heres-a-guide-to-cape-cods-historic-lighthouses/ Most tourists visit Cape Cod for its pristine beaches and numerous water activities like kayaking, boating, and fishing. But during their travels on the peninsula, they will surely notice the abundance of lighthouses, some of which date from the 18th century. Before the construction of the Cape Cod Canal in 1914, providing a safe crossing […]]]>

Most tourists visit Cape Cod for its pristine beaches and numerous water activities like kayaking, boating, and fishing. But during their travels on the peninsula, they will surely notice the abundance of lighthouses, some of which date from the 18th century.

Before the construction of the Cape Cod Canal in 1914, providing a safe crossing of the Atlantic Ocean to Boston and north and to New York and south, ships sailing along the northeast coast had no no choice but to brave the notoriously treacherous ocean currents and storms along the east coast of Cape Cod.

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Estimates of the number of shipwrecks along this stretch of ocean dating back hundreds of years exceed 3,000, and the National Park Service, which operates the Cape Cod National Seashore, says there were more than 1 000 shipwrecks in the waters between just two of Cape Town’s most distant cities, Truro and Wellfleet, where the peninsula reaches its easternmost point.

It’s no wonder, then, that from the late 1700s through the 19th century, more than a dozen lighthouses were erected at various locations along the shores of Cape Cod. Many lighthouses still shine at night and some of these historic lighthouses are open for public tours in the summer. Most of the time, tourists stroll through the grounds of the lighthouses, settle in with a picnic, and take selfies in front of these looming, life-saving structures.

With shifting sands and erosion constantly changing the Cape Cod coastline, most lighthouses have been moved from their original locations to avoid falling into the sea, and several have been rebuilt, sometimes more than once, over the past 150 years.

Related: How to explore Cape Cod without a car

Visitors can tour these historic Cape Cod lighthouses

Four of Cape Cod’s historic lighthouses are open seasonally for guided or self-guided tours. Three are located in the Cape Cod National Seashore: Highland Light, in North Truro, and Nauset Light and Three Sisters, all in Eastham. The fourth, Chatham Light, is still an active U.S. Coast Guard station performing search and rescue operations when needed. Lighthouse tours are usually free, although donations to help defray costs are always welcome.

Highland Light, also known as Cape Cod Light, was the first lighthouse built on Cape Cod in 1797 as a 45-foot tall wooden tower. In 1857 it was rebuilt into a 66-foot-tall brick tower, the tallest on Cape Cod, and was connected by a covered walkway to a keeper’s house. In the 1990s, Highland Light was a precarious 100 feet from the edge of the cliff on which it was built and was pushed back 450 feet. An on-site museum welcomes visitors, and guided tours are offered in the spring, summer, and fall.

Nauset Light is located across from Cape Cod National Seashore’s famous Nauset Light Beach in Eastham. Built in 1877, it was originally located about 20 miles south of Chatham. In the 1990s, the 48-foot-tall lighthouse was moved 300 feet from its cliff edge overlooking the beach. Volunteers tend the lighthouse in the summer, when visitors can explore and climb to the top of the light.

Related: These Are The Foods Cape Cod Is Known For

Also in Eastham, the Three Sisters are a trio of historic lighthouses that originated as three 15-foot-tall masonry towers. According to the National Park Service, they were nicknamed The Three Sisters because, from afar; they reminded sailors of women in white dresses with black hats. NPS rangers offer tours of the site during the summer season.

Chatham Light is open for tours for limited hours in the summer. It was built in 1808 as two wooden light towers about 70 feet apart, which is why it is known as The Twin Lights. They were replaced in 1877 and one of the new towers was moved to Eastham and became today’s Nauset Light.

Provincetown is home to three lighthouses

At the tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown is home to three historic lighthouses, including Race Point Light. It was built in 1816, its tower was replaced and a keeper’s house was added in 1876. Located on a remote beach accessible only on foot or by 4×4 vehicle, the lighthouse keeper’s house and another cottage on the site can be rented by tourists during the summer.

Closer to downtown, Provincetown’s Long Point Light, built in 1875, and Wood End Light, dating from 1872, can be seen from the harbour. They are not open to the public, but visitors can explore and see the exterior of these historic sites.

Wood End can be reached by walking at low tide on the Provincetown Breakwater, located at the western end of town. This is a moderately difficult hike of around 45 minutes each way. Long Point marks the entrance to Provincetown Harbor and is accessible on foot or by boat.

Related: How long you need to see Cape Cod and when to go

Several other lighthouses are now privately owned, under repair or permanently closed and can only be viewed from a distance, often by boat or ferry. These include Monomoy Light and Stage Harbor Light in Chatham; the Bass River Lighthouse in West Dennis; Hyannis Harbor Lighthouse in Hyannis; Sandy Neck Light at Barnstable; Nobska Point Light at Woods Hole and Wings Neck Light at Pocasset.

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New Braunfels accepting arts and heritage grant applications https://chattahoocheetrace.com/new-braunfels-accepting-arts-and-heritage-grant-applications/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 20:52:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/new-braunfels-accepting-arts-and-heritage-grant-applications/ The City of New Braunfels accepts applications from tax-exempt nonprofit arts and heritage organizations for funds raised through the Hotel Resort Tax. According to the City of New Braunfels, proceeds generated from the hotel resort tax are to be used to advertise and encourage the growth of the local tourism and convention industry, with 15% […]]]>

The City of New Braunfels accepts applications from tax-exempt nonprofit arts and heritage organizations for funds raised through the Hotel Resort Tax.

According to the City of New Braunfels, proceeds generated from the hotel resort tax are to be used to advertise and encourage the growth of the local tourism and convention industry, with 15% of revenue going towards improving amenities. arts and cultural organizations and programs.

“The amount of grants awarded each year depends on the income generated the previous year. For example, approximately $659,000 has been allocated by the New Braunfels City Council for local arts and heritage programs from funds raised in 2021,” the City of New Braunfels said in a news release.

Eligible art-related programs include instrumental and vocal music, dance, drama, folk art, creative writing, architecture, design and related fields, painting, sculpture, photography , graphic arts and crafts, film, radio, television, tape and sound recording. . Other arts related to the presentation, performance, execution and exhibition of these major art forms may also be included.

Eligible heritage grants include organizations or programs that support the enhancement of historic restoration and preservation projects or activities. In addition, advertising and carrying out promotional solicitations and programs to encourage tourists and convention delegates to visit preserved historical sites or museums are also included.

To be eligible for arts and heritage grants from hotel occupancy tax funds, organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations as designated by the IRS and as defined in the Section 351.101 of the Texas Tax Code.

“We look forward to receiving applications from our local arts and heritage organizations, and the City Clerk’s Office is committed to providing assistance to these organizations in an effort to make the application process as easy as possible. “said New Braunfels City Clerk Gayle Wilkinson. .

Applications are available online at www.newbraunfels.gov/grants. Completed applications must be uploaded to the City Clerk’s Office online portal no later than 5 p.m. on October 31. Once received, applications will go through a formal review process before City Council allocates the funds in early 2023. For more information, call the clerk’s office at 830-221-3010.

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50 years later, Hurricane Agnès commemorated in Occoquan | Securities https://chattahoocheetrace.com/50-years-later-hurricane-agnes-commemorated-in-occoquan-securities/ Sun, 28 Aug 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/50-years-later-hurricane-agnes-commemorated-in-occoquan-securities/ A small gathering at Occoquan’s River Mill Park sat in silence on Saturday, with only the soft sounds of the footbridge waterfall in the background, as crowds remembered the widespread flooding, destruction and death that the Hurricane Agnes hit Prince William County in late June 1972. Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta, left, helps unveil artwork commissioned […]]]>

A small gathering at Occoquan’s River Mill Park sat in silence on Saturday, with only the soft sounds of the footbridge waterfall in the background, as crowds remembered the widespread flooding, destruction and death that the Hurricane Agnes hit Prince William County in late June 1972.






Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta, left, helps unveil artwork commissioned by blacksmith Taylor Rood, of Platinum Star Forge, right, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, which flooded the town and destroyed the one-lane Highway 123 bridge to town in June 1972 The twisted I-beams were recovered from the river during cleanup. Agnes was one of the most expensive storms in American history.




Earnie Porta, mayor of Occoquan, recounted massive rainfall, with 10 to 14 inches over large areas of northern Virginia, that submerged Mill Street and destroyed the one-lane bridge that brought traffic into town, where now stands the gateway.

On June 21, 1972, officials evacuated the entire city to several nearby volunteer fire stations, Porta said. The Potomac News, the local daily, wrote about the loss of the Route 123 bridge, along with dramatic footage of its destruction.

“Disintegrating piece by piece, the newspaper recounted how it finally gave way at 10:30 a.m. on June 22,” Porta said. “Some of the most spectacular photographs we have in the Occoquan Historical Society’s Millhouse Museum collection include photographs of the destruction of the bridge.”







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Earnie Porta, Mayor of Occoquan, addresses attendees Aug. 20 before unveiling artwork commemorating the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes, which inundated — and forever changed — the character of the small riverside town .




Occoquan commissioned Taylor Rood, a blacksmith artist from Platinum Star Forge in Madison County, to create an artwork out of one of the bridge’s remaining I-beams that had been pulled from the river and stored under the museum all these years. The 9-foot sculpture depicts the twisting bridge and rising water that created lasting change in this small riverside town.







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Taylor Rood, with Platinum Star Forge, stands next to her commissioned sculpture at River Mill Park on August 20. The piece was created from the remains of the Occoquan Truss Bridge, destroyed by Hurricane Agnes 50 years ago.




Porta said the flood was a landmark event in the city’s history that changed its trajectory.

“Before her arrival, Occoquan had most of the types of businesses associated with a traditional small American town: grocery and hardware stores, banks, family restaurants, doctors’ offices and funeral homes, but the damage caused by Agnes was too great for many people. between them,” Porta added. “It was from this point that Occoquan began to transform into the eclectic mix of residences, restaurants, shops and historic sites that it is today. ”

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Auglaize County Museums are holding open days this weekend https://chattahoocheetrace.com/auglaize-county-museums-are-holding-open-days-this-weekend/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 18:06:53 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/auglaize-county-museums-are-holding-open-days-this-weekend/ This late 19th century photograph sheds light on the summer pastimes of Auglaize County. Photo courtesy of Rachel Barbier WAPAKONETA – In conjunction with Auglaize County: On the Move, many of the county’s historical societies and museums announce the continuation of the 4th Sunday Open House for 2022, with many sites open for tours every […]]]>

WAPAKONETA – In conjunction with Auglaize County: On the Move, many of the county’s historical societies and museums announce the continuation of the 4th Sunday Open House for 2022, with many sites open for tours every 4th Sunday of the month of 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., until October. . The next 4th Sunday is this weekend, August 28th.

The following locations will be participating in Sunday’s County Open House:

ACHS’ Wapakoneta Museum, 206 W. Main St., Wapakoneta;

ACHS Mooney Museum, 223 S. Main St., St. Marys;

Cridersville Historical Society, 111 W. Sugar St., Cridersville;

Minster Historical Society Museum, 112 W. Fourth St., Minster (1-3 p.m.);

New Bremen Historic Association Luelleman House, 120 N. Main St., New Bremen (1-3 p.m.); and

NBHA’s Pope House, 236 N. Main St., New Bremen (1 p.m. to 3 p.m.);

New Knoxville Historical Society, 107 E. German St., New Knoxville;

and Uniopolis Historical Society, E. Ohio St. (State Route 67), Uniopolis.

Fort Amanda, State Road 198, will be open from dawn to dusk as usual, while the Armstrong Air and Space Museum will also be open during its regular Sunday hours (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ).

As a special event for the Sunday opening, the Wapakoneta Museum will exhibit recently donated photographs from the dance studio of the late Doris Weber. Visitors are invited to help identify the dozens of student dances from the 1950s and early 1960s.

Historical Society Administrator Rachel Barber said, “We hope many local residents will stop and visit many of these sites on Sunday, making an afternoon to learn about our county’s history through to our many museums. We so appreciate the collaboration of many of our Village Historical Societies in making history more readily available to our residents and guests.

Auglaize County: In Motion is the heritage tourism initiative based on the themes of motion, movement and transportation reflected in so much of Auglaize County’s history. In Motion projects have been funded three times by the Ohio Humanities Council; the county historical society is in the midst of a more than $25,000 expansion of the initiative. Among other projects, this third grant will allow historic sites and museums to integrate QR codes and other technologies to encourage heritage tourism and inform visitors.

Founded in 1963, the Auglaize County Historical Society collects, preserves, interprets and shares the history of Auglaize County, enriching lives by connecting people and communities to the past and to each other.

For more information about this event or the Auglaize County Historical Society, please contact [email protected] or 419-738-9328. The Auglaize County Historical Society is also on Facebook.

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The City of San Antonio and Partners Announce the Seventh Annual World Heritage Festival to Celebrate San Antonio’s Missions as a UNESCO World Heritage Site – The City of San Antonio https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-city-of-san-antonio-and-partners-announce-the-seventh-annual-world-heritage-festival-to-celebrate-san-antonios-missions-as-a-unesco-world-heritage-site-the-city-of-san-antonio/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:47:28 +0000 https://chattahoocheetrace.com/the-city-of-san-antonio-and-partners-announce-the-seventh-annual-world-heritage-festival-to-celebrate-san-antonios-missions-as-a-unesco-world-heritage-site-the-city-of-san-antonio/ Contact: Javier Flores, City of San Antonio World Heritage Office210-207-3901, javier.flores@sanantonio.gov SAN ANTONIO (August 24, 2022) – Today, the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and partners announced the upcoming seventh annual World Heritage Festival. From September 7-11, 2022, the festival will feature seven events to celebrate San Antonio’s historic missions as the first […]]]>

Contact: Javier Flores, City of San Antonio World Heritage Office
210-207-3901, javier.flores@sanantonio.gov

SAN ANTONIO (August 24, 2022) – Today, the City of San Antonio World Heritage Office and partners announced the upcoming seventh annual World Heritage Festival. From September 7-11, 2022, the festival will feature seven events to celebrate San Antonio’s historic missions as the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.


“The rich history, culture and traditions of San Antonio will be celebrated at the seventh annual World Heritage Festival,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “The festival is a unique opportunity for residents and visitors to learn more about what makes San Antonio a world-class cultural destination.”


The festival was established in 2016 to commemorate the anniversary of the inscription of the World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015. The festival provides an opportunity residents and visitors to celebrate history, heritage, and culture.


“We are proud to be here to recognize our UNESCO World Heritage designation and celebrate the rich history of our community. We must continue to preserve and promote our cultural assets so that people can embrace and experience these historic sites for years to come,” Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said.


San Antonio’s five Spanish colonial missions—San Jose, San Juan, Espada, Concepcion, and The Alamo—remain the first and only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas, and one of 24 nationwide. The festival is made possible each year through the efforts and contributions of many collaborative partners. Sponsors for this year’s festival include: Bexar County, San Antonio River Authority, National Parks Conservation Association, The Alamo, National Park Service, Las Misiones, The Alamo Beer Company, HEB, American Volkssport Association, SATX Social Ride, Niagara Water, Korea Foundation, San Antonio Korean American Association, Korean American Cultural Center, South Texas Off Road Mountain Bikers, and various city departments from San Antonio.


“The World Heritage Festival is special because it celebrates our San Antonio missions as the only World Heritage Site in Texas, and also embodies the spirit of community and collaboration,” said District 3 Councilwoman Phyllis Viagran. “This festival brings together partners, community organizations, residents and visitors in a unique experience that showcases our city’s heritage and history.


In addition to favorites from past events such as Music & Movie Under the Stars, Caring for Creation Mass and Tour de las Misiones, this year’s festival is hosting new events including an outdoor photography exhibit celebrating the Sister City relationship. between San Antonio and Gwangju, South Korea; Junior Ranger Day at Mission Espada and a San Antonio acequia system symposium hosted by The Alamo – marking the first time a festival program was held at that mission.


“The World Heritage Festival is an opportunity to celebrate and honor all of the city’s history, culture and diversity,” said Kate Rogers, Executive Director of Alamo, Trust, Inc. “Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) was founded by Spanish settlers on May 1, 1718. The creation of the mission was a defining moment for the future city of San Antonio. These Spanish settlers laid the foundation for what would become a thriving community and placed at its center the iconic structure known today as the Cultural Home. of Texas, the Alamo.


This year’s calendar of events includes (events are free unless otherwise stated):



Wednesday, September 7, 2022
Gwangju: City of Light and Democracy


7 p.m.
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave, 78214

This opening reception officially unveils an outdoor photography exhibit showcasing the 40-year relationship between San Antonio and Gwangju, South Korea, and the city’s designation as a UNESCO Memory of the World city. This celebration of Korean culture will include food, music, dancing, family activities and a special screening of the Korean film “A Taxi Driver”.



Thursday, September 8, 2022
The Water Mission: Build San Antonio’s Acequia System


6-7 p.m.
Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205

In the days before the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), how did missions get water? During this symposium, learn about the science and history behind the San Antonio waterways and the important role water played in the Spanish missions. Registration is required and available at www.worldheritagefestival.org.



Thursday, September 8, 2022
Opening of the Gwangju Art Exhibition


6-8 p.m.
Artpace, 445 Main Ave North, 78205

San Antonio’s sister city, Gwangju, South Korea, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their relationship, is sending an art exhibit from the Gwangju Art Museum to San Antonio for display at Artpace. The opening reception will feature both artwork and culinary delights prepared by Gwangju artists and chefs.



Friday, September 9, 2022
Music and film under the stars


6pm-10pm
Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave, 78214

The World Heritage Office and its collaborative partners present the third annual Music & Movie Under the Stars, honoring San Antonio’s heritage as a military town, USA. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics to enjoy a free screening of Marvel’s favorite movie, “Captain America: The First Avenger,” shortly after dusk. This family event will include family activities, presentations by military historians, musical performances, food trucks, and more.



Saturday, September 10, 2022
Misiones Tower


7am-12pm
Mission Park Pavilion, 6030 Padre Dr., 78214


Registration fee: $25 to $55

Register before August 24 for guaranteed commemorative gifts: www.worldheritagefestival.org
The Tour de las Misiones Bike Ride, Walk and Run starting and ending at Mission Park Pavilion includes a leisurely ride ranging from 7 to 22 miles with stops at each mission and a pleasant 5 or 10K ride and run across the River Walk Mission Reach and Mission San Jose. Immediately following the Tour de las Misiones, participants can enjoy music, artisans and food vendors, and more. Military discount is available using code MILITARY at checkout for $5 off.



Saturday, September 10, 2022
Junior Rangers Day


10am-2pm
Espada Mission, 10040 Espada Road, 78214

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park presents Junior Rangers Day. Engage with park rangers for activities like storybook reading and opportunities to earn the National Park Service’s only “World Heritage Junior Ranger” badge.



Sunday, September 11, 2022
El Camino de San Antonio: Caring for Creation Outdoor Mass


8am
Espada Mission, 10040 Espada Road, 78214

Join Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSPS in celebrating the “Season of Creation” with a Mariachi Mass at Mission Espada followed by a walk in favor of God’s creation on the river trail to Mission San John. Bring your water bottles and comfortable shoes.


For more information on the 2022 World Heritage Festival and event updates, visit www.worldheritagefestival.org. Information on historical missions is available at www.worldheritagesa.com.

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