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Community History Day in Corrigan planned for Saturday

May 25, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Corrigan Community Service League, in conjunction with Stephen F. Austin State University's Center for Regional Heritage Research, is hosting a Community History Day Saturday, May 26, in Corrigan. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

The event will kick off with the 10 a.m. dedication of the Elisha Wood Cockrell marker at Union Springs Cemetery. At 10:30 a.m., representatives from SFA will demonstrate the Community History Project Data Collection Center located in the Mickey Reily Public Library. The Data Collection Center is designed to allow residents of Corrigan and surrounding communities to digitize documents and photographs, record oral histories, and make their personal histories a part of the larger story of East Texas.

Between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church's Family Life Center, Dr. Darrel McDonald and Dr. George Avery of SFA will discuss cemetery mapping and preservation, as well as historical archaeology as part of community histories.

Numerous displays will make available historic photographs, documents and films associated with the history of the Corrigan area, including Asia, Barnes, Barnum, Camden, Carmona, Damascus/Skinnertown, Moscow, Stryker and Wakefield.