‘Window into Past’ tours at Brown’s Mill Saturday

Tickets are available to tour the Battle of Brown’s Mill battlefield Saturday for displays making up “A Window into the Past.”

The tours are the last of the events covering three weekends in July to celebrate Coweta's civic and religious heritage and to peer through a window in time to see what might have been happening the night after the Battle of Brown's Mill.

America's Civil War came to Georgia in May 1864 and to Coweta on July 30, 1864.

History Month programs began with a study of maps, including the earliest survey of the county and maps of downtown Newnan dating back to the mid-1800s. Church history and Sacred Harp singing were the focus of the second weekend event held Saturday to share about Coweta's early church history.

A reenactment of the “Night after the Battle of Brown's Mill” is the focus of Saturday’s event at the battlefield historic site, 155 Millard Farmer Road – a ticketed event.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Coweta County Visitors Center in the historic 1904 Courthouse in downtown Newnan. Tickets are $15 each and a tour time must be selected: 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. Parking will be at the battlefield historic site.

The summer events are a prelude to a commemoration Oct. 10-12 that will include a 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Brown’s Mill at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5.

For more information, visit www.battleofbrownsmill-hospitalreenactment-2014.org or call 770-253-8264 or 770-251-0207.



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