OHC NEWSLETTER

December 2018
Happy Holidays! With the holidays comes worries and fretting as we run here, there, and everywhere, but now is a time for celebrations. Celebrating our homes, our hopes, and our heritage.

What better way to get into the holiday spirit than to share with others the gifts of memories? You can sign your friends or family up for classes including Yoga, Violin Lessons, Art Lessons, and more. You can join a friend and encourage them on their journey to make beautiful art by attending the art or photography guild. You could help someone discover links to their past with history or genealogy. You could write a memoir or a novel with the writers guild. You could create an heirloom for your family with the quilt guild or learn how to take of yourself better with the homestead guild.

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July, August & Sept 2024 Waycross Sesquicentennial & Ware County Bicentennial C.C. McCray City Auditorium The Waycross City Auditorium was dedicated on May 9, 1937. More than 1,000 folks attended the dedication ceremonies, to inspect and “enjoy the beautiful new building which offers decidedly the largest auditorium in Southern Georgia,” reported the Waycross-Journal Herald.

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April May & June 2024
Waycross Sesquicentennial & Ware County Bicentennial
Remembering Dear Old Waresboro

Everyone comes from somewhere. We came from Waresboro.
Whether you hail from Manor, Bickley, Millwood, Telemore or even that place where the ways cross, Waresboro is your ancestral home.

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Jan, Feb & March 2024
Waycross Sesquicentennial & Ware County Bicentennial
When Waycross Was Tebeauville

Those who believe wiregrass history began with Waycross would do well to return to those days of yesteryear.
Older than all the rest of course is Waresboro, a farming community that, save for a desire not to have the railroads disturbing their livestock, might have become the center of South Georgia.

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October – November
& December 2023
DID YOU KNOW?
When The “Waycross Victory” Ruled The High Seas

Waycross and Ware County men and women did more than their share to aid the effort in World War II. A little-known chapter in that effort was the building of the “Waycross Liberty.” Many Ware Countians drove daily to Brunswick to work in the Brunswick Shipyards, but the city’s namesake wasn’t built in Brunswick, but in Baltimore.

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October – July, August & September 2023
In Memory of Susan Lott Clark
Susan Lott Clark, 98, passed away peacefully at her home on May 2, following a long and productive life. She was preceded in death over 20 years ago by her husband, Dr. S. William Clark, Jr., a prominent ophthalmologist in Waycross.

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April, May & June 2023
Jewish American History in Waycross, GA
Despite the extreme level of population turnover, the Jewish community of Waycross began to organize in the 1920s. In 1920, Jews in the area first gathered to pray together. Four years later, 13 men officially organized a congregation, with Alex Gilmore as its first president.