Grant will help create Westville display

LUMPKIN, Ga. — The Plum Creek Foundation recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Historic Westville's educational display project. The funds will be used to design and purchase twelve educational display panels interpreting the history of the West Georgia area dating back to 1850's. The panels will be on display at Historic Westville. "This grant helps us get closer to our overall goal of raising just under $15,000 for the project," said Leo Goodsell, executive director of Historic Westville. "Plum Creek's commitment to our community, children and residents should be applauded." Each panel will cover an important aspect of life in West Georgia during the 1850's. The panel topics include: Introduction to Antebellum Georgia, King Cotton, Slavery, McDonald House, Chattahoochee County Courthouse, the Bryan House, Adams General Store, Singer House, Climax Presbyterian Church, Print Shop, Doctor'sOffice, and Stewart County Academy. Jack Basset, formerly of Basset and Becker Design of Columbus, Ga. will design and create the 12 display panels. "So many people visit our museum every year. Local children and adults, and tourists will have a new historical educational display that will engage them in the history of our area," said Goodsell.