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We want to thank Stephen Pitts for refinishing the wood floors at the Dezell House. Stephen volunteered his expertise in floor refinishing to honor the memory of his father, Buddy Pitts. Buddy loved Gadsden County and loved WGHS.
Kelly Clark, with helper Melissa Herring, graciously completed the interior painting of the Dezell House. We have a couple of more rooms to complete, but what has been finished now make this house look like a home.
The tile for the front hall fireplace has been ordered and installation is expected in early 2018
Other renovations to complete the Dezell House include:
If you are interested in completing or sponsoring completion of these projects, please let us know.
Please do not forget that your annual dues need to be sent in January. This will ensure that you continue receiving newsletters and will help to keep the Depot and Dezell House doors open. THANK YOU! Your MEMBERSHIP, PURCHASE OF ITEMS AND MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS support West Gadsden Historical Society’s mission to preserve the history of Gadsden County. WGHS continues to meet the growing demand for collections and programs both online and at the various events held each year. Now is the time to partner with us to ensure that future generations may continue to discover Gadsden County’s history and heritage. Our mission relies on your partnership to keep the County’s stories alive! YOUR GIFTS SUPPORT EVERYTHING WE DO. Education and public events, research and preserving collections - we could not do them without you! Please remember that your donations and contributions are tax deductible.
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West Gadsden Historical Society (WGHS) invites you to our 14th Annual Open House, July 4, 2018, from 9 to 3, at the Dezell House, 328 W. 8th Street, and the Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum, 115 Duffle Ave., in Greensboro. Coastal Seafood will be serving seafood at the Dezell House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and our famous bake sale will offer up those desserts we await all year.
Please plan to join us July 4th. it’s a great way to introduce your children to history, visit with friends and cool off on a hot summer's day. Our Greensboro Depot Railroad Museum is the only one of its caliber in this area, and the Dezell House is now staged in period appropriate furnishings.
WGHS will reveal our newest exhibit – “Medical Practitioners of Gadsden County”.
Settlers began moving to Gadsden County in the 1820’s. Frontier life was difficult. The South as a whole was underserved by trained medical professionals. Local healers, and everyday people used whatever resources and means were available to address the medical needs of their families. The preparation of herbal remedies for the treatment of common ailments was part of their daily routine. As physicians began moving to Gadsden County, they typically manufactured their own medicines made from an array of herbal and chemical components, in addition to foods and staples such as wine and milk.
Gadsden County grew, and by 1900 several physicians and pharmacist had relocated to our small towns – Havana, Quincy, Greensboro, River Junction/Chattahoochee. “Medical Practitioners of Gadsden County” will showcase, Physicians, Pharmacies, their medical supplies and other members of medicine who were active in Gadsden County prior to 1965. Those honored include Dr. Barnes, Drs. Massey, Drs. Sapp, Drs. Griffin, Dr. Wilhoit, Dr. Reddick, Dr. Levy, Dr. Stevens, Dr. Thompson, Dr. Gardner and many more. A special recognition of Dr. Pat Woodward, Gadsden County’s first pediatrician, will also be included. Dr. Pat is an active member of WGHS and his impact on our county’s children cannot go unmentioned. Our hope is to generate interest and expand our exhibit over the next year. The exhibit is housed within the children’s room of the Dezell House, 328 W. 8th Street in Greensboro.
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MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS OF GADSDEN COUNTY 1964
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