Habersham County Historical Society

Habersham County Historical Society

The Habersham County Historical Society is hosting a premiere Bicentennial event with featured speaker Mrs. Evelyn Davis Harmon.

Mrs. Davis Harmon is the niece of Mr. Henry Davis, the Standard Telephone Company “pioneer.” Mrs. Davis Harmon serves as the Davis|Harris family genealogist and historian.

On June 23, the HCHS invites the community to meet Mrs. Davis Harmon as she introduces Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.

This special event will be held at Daes Chapel C.M.E., located at 1547 Washington Street in the Park District of downtown Clarkesville.

More about Daes Chapel:

Daes Chapel C.M.E. is historically significant to Clarkesville’s African-American history. Henry Davis was a member there. The chapel was established around 1884, has been recently restored and has since been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

For more information, visit Habersham County Historical Society.