Altamaha Heritage Center of Lyons, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the historical and cultural heritage of the greater Altamaha River basin will be offering history buffs in the area a guided driving tour of the old river road.
The “Old River Road Driving Tour” will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Activities will begin at Town’s Bluff Park and Heritage Center just off of Highway 221 on the banks of the river between Uvalda and Hazlehurst. The driving tour will continue up the River Road from Bell’s Ferry to Historic Lumber City: the Brainard Cheney Country.
Tour attractions to include: Indian artifacts exhibit, primitive skills demonstrations, musical entertainment at Towns Bluff, homes, churches, cemeteries, and other land marks, a special program on life and work of Lumber City Author Brainard Cheney, a program on the Confederacy in the Big Bend area and a quilting exhibit.
The tour will include a lunch on the river from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Children 12 and under eat free. Tickets can be purchased at the Appling Heritage Center in Baxley and tickets will also be available for purchase at Towns Bluff on the day of the event.
Please put this on your calendar and make plans to attend this special event, and learn more about the history of life along and near the river.
For more information call Fred Brogdon at (912) 526-6061.