November 7th, Sunday Afternoon Events

This Sunday, November 7th at 3PM the Friends of the Concord Covered Bridge Historic District will hold their annual meeting. Join us online for a fascinating historical tour through some of Smyrna’s treasures. Some highlights of this meeting:

Jennie Eldrige, Manager of the Smyrna Museum, will give us the background of Aunt Fanny’s Cabin, located next to the Museum from her extensive research. Hear the story of Fanny Williams, the structure itself, restaurant days, and see old photographs.

Dave Mahloy recently took his drone for a flight around the old Ruff’s Grist Mill next to the Covered Bridge. We took many photographs and processed them into an awesome 3D model of the mill. Dave will share some of his video and the resulting 3D model.

Mark Albertin, a film producer from Savannah, has recently finished a video documentary about the National Park Service’s Ruff’s Mill Battlefield Archaeology Project. Mark will share a short trailer for this video, the full video to be screened in the spring as part of Smyrna’s sesquicentennial celebration.

Philip Ivester visited the National Archives in Washington DC a few years ago and digitized some aerial photographs of Smyrna and the Historic District from 1934. He has recently used the parallax between successive photos to create an interesting 3D digital elevation model that feels like stepping back in time.

We will also review the past year’s community service projects, and will elect new board members for a few terms that are expiring. We have a couple of vacancies on the board, so if you have an interest in local history and time to volunteer, consider being a part of the board. Email me at if you think you could contribute to our mission of community service, research, and eduction.

Please join us Sunday afternoon from 3 to 4 PM for a fun time. Use the following information to join on Sunday:

Google Meet joining info:
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: ‪641 344 351 4548#
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