The Union Recorder

Local News

March 15, 2013

Historic home connects to the community

MILLEDGEVILLE — The Sallie Ellis Davis House will opens its doors for education in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

It’s part of the cultural arts center’s plans to deepen its connection with the local community.

The center will host a lecture that is free and open to the public at 6 p.m. Friday, March 15.

The event titled “Irish Immigrants in the American South” is given by Mauriel Joslyn. She is a Georgia College alum and an adjunct professor of history at Georgia Military College. The lecture celebrates the Irish heritage of local educator Sallie Ellis Davis.

“I did my master’s thesis on the Irish and studied Irish history in Ireland,” Joslyn said. “I've done a lot of research on Irish history and why they came here.”

This informative lecture will teach the audience unknown facts about why St. Patrick’s Day and Irish roots are important to Milledgeville and Sallie Ellis Davis.

“Events like these are opportunities for both campus and community members to celebrate Milledgeville’s rich historical heritage,” said Deitrah Taylor, program assistant of the home. “These lectures will put history learned from the classroom into a local context that will broaden cultural perspectives.”

The Sallie Ellis Davis House served as residence to Sallie Ellis Davis from 1912 until her death in 1950.

Sallie’s father Josh Ellis was a child of indentured servants who came to America from Ireland. The Ellis family had more in common with the enslaved blacks than the planters who were their employers. After fighting in the Civil War, Ellis purchased David Dixson’s cotton gin and began to establish himself in Milledgeville.

Located on South Clarke Street, the historic home now is a modern-day cultural center, including classroom accommodations, a meeting/banquet room, the latest technology and a small kitchen.

The house opens for regular tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment.

For more information about these upcoming events, call 478-445-5889.

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder print edition. http://tinyurl.com/6qdm4oj

Click here to subscribe to The Union-Recorder e-edition and view this full article. http://unionrecorder.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

1
Text Only
Local News
Poll
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks
NDN Video
Under Armour Launches Biggest Women's Campaign with Inspiring Ad NYPD chokehold death of Eric Garner was homicide: medical examiner Christina Aguilera Pulls a Demi Moore! Man with no arms throws first pitch Chapter Two: Composing for a film in retirement Is Justin Bieber Dating a Model? Guardians of the Galaxy (Trailer) 'Sharknado 2:' Hottest Memes Surfing The Net Snoop Dogg Narrating Animal Footage Is Perfect Raw: Obama Gets Hug From Special Olympian Recapping a Blockbuster MLB Trade Deadline Tigers Acquire David Price - @TheBuzzeronFOX Russell Brand Slams Sean Hannity Over Gaza Conflict Segment Woman's Dive Goes Terribly Wrong Brian Williams Reports on Daughter Allison Williams' 'Peter Pan' Casting News Did Jimmy Fallon Look Up Heidi Klum's Dress? What Drama? Miranda Kerr Poses Topless Plane crashes in San Diego Costco parking lot Justin Bieber Takes To Instagram To Diss Orlando Bloom You Won't Believe the Celeb Cameos in "Sharknado 2"