At long last, after being closed for so many years, the Lawrence County home of General Joe Wheeler will again be open to the public, beginning with a Grand Opening this coming Saturday, September 8, 2012, beginning at 9 AM.
At 10 AM is the official welcome ceremony, flag raising ceremony by Boy Scout Troop 91,and cannon firing by crew of Freeman's Battery.
Speakers will include Mr. Frank White,who is the Executive Director of the Alabama Historical Commission; Melissa Beasley, the site director for the Wheeler Home, and Dr. Millie Caudle, who is the President of the Friends of the General Joe Wheeler Home Foundation.
Refreshments are provided by the Joe Wheeler Chapter 291 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Period attire for ladies and gentlemen in attendance is encourages, but, of course, modern dress is very welcome.
For more information contact Leland Free at 256-606-1057 (cell).
The website is http://www.wheelerplantation.org/
The General Joe Wheeler Home
12280 Alabama Highway 20
Hillsboro, Alabama 35643