Recently Acquired Historic Photos

Probably the most important part of the Museum’s collection is the photo archive.  Within our fire-rated filing cabinets, we have several thousand photographs from Buford’s past, including families, buildings, schools, landmarks, business operations, and any other aspect that you can think of when it comes to our history.  We are

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Two New Parade Saddles for Museum’s Collection

TWO…TWO…I need to say it twice to let it sink in.  TWO…Ok, maybe three times.  The Museum was recently contacted by Jan Kay, a resident of Cleveland, Georgia, who wanted to donate a couple of saddles.  She knew a great deal about the saddles that she had recently acquired from

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Finding OUR Lost History

On one of those sleepiness nights, I found myself watching History Channel 2 (H2), the little brother to my favorite channel, which I probably do not need to name. This station is where they test new shows and air less popular programming. Brad Meltzer has a relatively new show titled

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Greek, Latin, or Harness-ease?

While looking through our only catalog from the Shadburn Brothers (circa 1910), whose company was known for manufacturing harness and saddlery here in Buford, I realized there was an entire language devoted to describing uses for leather items for horses. I chuckled at a few of the names, and then

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