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Society General Meeting

Saturday, January 14, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Tyler Public LibraryŚTaylor Auditorium

Speaker: Andrew L. Leath, Ginger Haberle, Jimmie Horton/Mark Thacker

Program: "Oakwood Cemetery: Past, Present and Future"

The future of Oakwood Cemetery will be discussed by all of the above speakers. As listed below, topics will include plans for improvements, on-going maintenance, the use of technology for tours, a website being developed, and the location & identification of unmarked graves:

Speakers' Bios & Topics:

  • ANDREW L. LEATH - ETGS County Representative and Member, Smith County Historical Society Member, and Contributor to both East Texas Family Records & the Chronicles of Smith County, Texas. Andy will discuss the history of Oakwood Cemetery.
     

  • GINGER HABERLE - Executive Director of Historic Tyler, Inc. Ginger will discuss their mission and, specifically, their grant of $5,000 to the Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee.
     

  • JIMMIE HORTON / MARK THACKER - Oakwood Cemetery Restoration Committee. Jimmie and Mark will discuss their use of Historic Tyler's grant to find unmarked graves and their on- going mission to restore broken headstones and keep Oakwood Cemetery maintained with City of Tyler. They will also discuss the next Spirits of Oakwood Cemetery Walk scheduled for April 1, 2017.

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Computer Interest Group

The Computer Users Group will meet after the regular January meeting. Rochell McWhorter will be updating the group on the Indexing project for the East Texas Historical Records Preservation Project and ask for volunteers to help move the project forward.

 

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