Celebrating Black History Month: CherokeeCounty Historical Commission office. Charlie Mae Esco, George Martin, his sister and Maxine Sessions
Activities and services are discussed below:
The Cherokee County Historical Commission members work diligently in the following ways by (1) assisting cemetery associations in applying for historical cemeteries and gaining historical cemetery markers, ( 2) recording and submitting oral histories of Veterans to the Library of Congress as well as recording oral & video histories of local county stories. (3) scanning, collecting, and preserving historical photographs and displaying these images at various settings throughout the county, (4) supporting Junior Historian groups at New Summerfield and Rusk, (5) providing historical tour maps, (6) operating a speakers’ bureau, and (7) providing historical consultation, (8) preparing historical displays for CCHC office window.
Monthly CCHC Window Displays Offer Citizens a Chance to View History of County! AboveisButch Guy Holcomb with a painted board from the Holcomb Mill which was part of a CCHC office window display. This winter scene of the Old Holcomb Mill was painted by Audrie Hendrick for Norene Holcomb who then gave it to her husband, Harvey who ran the mill in the Bulah community near Rusk.
Cherokee County Artist
Audrie Hendrick was introduced to Deborah Burkett by Butch Holcomb. The occassion was the annual candlelight Christmas service at Adams Chapel. Deborah conducted an oral history video with Audrie that evening. Such a wealth of information for our archives! Audrie shared much about her work career which started in the cotton fields and her talent as an artist in Cherokee County.
Alto, Booker T. Washington Summer Homemaking Class