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Monday, April 21, 2008

Grand Opening: Circa History Guild

Over the weekend we traveled to Alpharetta, Georgia for the grand opening of the Circa History Guild.

April 19th has been known historically as the date on which the American rebels engaged the British at Lexington and Concord. In commemoration of that event, it is also the date on which the Circa History Guild opened for business.

The party started at 6:00 p.m., with beautiful, southern parlor type, music from a very talented string quartet. Guests strolled through the rooms, visiting, snacking on shrimp, and sipping on wine. Many of the Guild's objects consisted of props from the recent John Adams miniseries by HBO, and of course, many old very expensive, books on topics from John Adams, to Pilgrim's Progress.

After about thirty minutes Mr. Bill Potter, the curator, thanked everyone for coming and gave a list of upcoming events. He then introduced the director, Mr. John T. Adams.

Mr. Adams spoke mainly about his vision for the Guild as a place to learn about and preserve history. The main event of the evening was an address by Mr. Tim Smith, who was a performer on the John Adams miniseries. He was introduced by Mr. Potter.

He spoke about the special effects on the film then he took questions. He then talked about several other films in which he had worked as a stunt man. After he finished, a short film on George Washington was shown.

The party lasted long into the night.

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Blogger Mike said...

This place looks great!

My Dad wrote a story for their contest and my Family hopes to go visit there tommorow though I unfortunatly won't be able to go with them, :( oh well, maybe next time.

Great Post by the way!

God Bless,


May 16, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

It was a lot of fun. Do you know Mr. Potter?

May 16, 2008 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

No, but I've heard him speak (on CD) and hope to meet him now that he lives in Georgia.

God Bless,


May 16, 2008 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

He is great! You will really like him. Do you know pastor Morecraft?

May 16, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I have not personally met him, though at the Father Daughter Retreat while I was helping out I saw him snoozing on a couch and asked someone, "Ain't that Dr. Morecraft" to which they responded " it?" I said that I was pretty sure it was, then they went over and asked him if he was alright, and I was priviledged to hear Dr. Morecraft give a speech on the spot about the repercussions of being caught asleep in the Puritan Church :).

It was quite interesting to say the least, I had hoped to speak with him about Cromwell, but alas, I never had the chance.

However, some friends of mine attend his Church and I look forward to meeting him as well.

God Bless Ya'll!


Please forgive my sloooowness in responding.

May 21, 2008 at 1:39 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Pastor Morecraft is great and he is just the man you want to talk to concerning Cromwell. Since Pastor Morecraft and Mr. Potter go to the same church, I would highly reccomend your family visiting. My grandparents live in Atlanta and we ALWAYS visit Pastor Morecraft's church.

Do you know the Tom and Nan Keen family? You might have met them at the Father/Daughter retreat.

May 21, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

I had the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Thomas (the younger)Keen at the F/D, would ya'll happen to Worship with them? I know Thomas said they went to church over there in Birmingham.


May 21, 2008 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

It's a small world!

We have known the Keens for about 16 or 17 years and we do worship with them. The Ferrills are also members of our church.

May 21, 2008 at 2:16 PM  

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