Historical society membership up

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Membership in the Atmore Historical Society (AHS) is up, President Herbert Hackman said Friday.

Hackman was speaking at a get-to-know-you luncheon held by Country Place Senior Living at David’s Catfish House, where he talked about the goings on within the society.

“Right now, we have 34 individual and family members, and 13 businesses,” Hackman said.

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Hackman said much of the increase is due to the efforts of society supporter Foster Kizer.

“We’ve had a lot of good response,” he said.

The historical society will celebrate its 23rd anniversary next March.

Instead of meeting five times a year, the society meets the third Monday of every month in the Peavy-Web Building at Heritage Park at 5:30 p.m., Hackman said.

“We’ll be more active,” he said. “We’ve got a new heating and air conditioning system. We’ve completely insulated it. The windows have been redone and the exterior painted.”

Hackman said memberships are still open to individuals and families. Merchandise will given away toward memberships, he said.

Hackman said the merchandise includes a post card history book or a book detailing Atmore’s history prior to the early 1920s.

Those who are interested in joining the AHS, can call Hackman at 368-2664.

The meetings last an hour.