305. N. Madison Ave. Eatonton
Old School History Museum
Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series
The Plaza Arts Center | 305 N. Madison Ave. Eatonton, GA
Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.
Speaker: Jim Marshall
Topic: “Fascinating Characters in Pine Grove Cemetery”
Come hear local historian Jim Marshall tell stories of prominent and often colorful personalities now buried in Pine Grove Cemetery! He will reflect on individuals whose real lives were romantic and glamorous but also on those whose lives were marked by sadness and tragedy. The stories are all based on factual records and reveal what life was like in this community in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Marshall is the creator of the very popular “Voices From the Grave” annual cemetery tour presented for a number of years in Pine Grove Cemetery, Eatonton’s historic burial grounds. Researching factual records, he scripted the stories of more than 60 people featured on the various tours. Local actors dressed in period costume portrayed the deceased who often stepped from behind their gravestones to talk about their own lives. Along with the more serious stories, Marshall will also share some hilarious “behind the scenes” anecdotes about the challenges of staging the productions.
Join the OSHM crowd for some memorable and captivating tales and get in the mood for Halloween in Eatonton!
Jim Marshall is a native of Eatonton who served for thirty years with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs in Atlanta and was involved in a number of historical, planning, and development projects. Marshall, a landscape architect, is the recipient of the Governor’s Award in the Humanities from Joe Frank Harris and worked closely with Billy Payne on the 1996 Atlanta Committee for the Olympic games. Marshall served on the Board of Trustees of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation and continues to be active in local projects for his community and church. He is currently the Chairman of the Putnam County Planning & Zoning Commission. He has served as President of the Eatonton-Putnam County Historical Society for 45 years and is a long-time board member with the Uncle Remus Museum. Marshall is married to Nancy Parker Marshall, a retired teacher, and the couple has one son, Matthew.
Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Refreshments after the lecture.