The Rome Area History Museum will spotlight that history Tuesday afternoon during a walking tour of the town.
The tour will include the new Asbury House Welcome Center, the buildings of Rolater Park and the newly discovered Cherokee cabin inside the old Green Hotel.
“We do this because the
Rome Area History Museum provides history of all of the little towns around Rome and we want to spotlight these towns. Cave Spring is a great community and it has been growing a lot recently; they are really doing great work,” said Leigh Barba, executive director of the Rome Area History Museum.
Pete Mathis, a Cave Spring historian, will be the tour guide and tell stories about old Cave Spring and the Cherokee cabin.
Dianna Edwards Haney will open her house, the Wesley Olin Connor Home, for tours. The house will have several historical artifacts on display.
“Cave Spring has been so warm and generous,” stated Barba. “They have been so great in opening up their town.”
Participants will meet in front of the Rome Area History Museum on Broad Street at 2 p.m. and then ride to Cave Spring. The cost for the tour is $5 for guests and free for members of the museum.
Though the event is part of the “Ladies Tea” series, men can attend.
Reservations for the tour are required and can be made by calling 706-235-8051.
Chelsea Latta, a senior at Model High School, is an intern with the Rome News-Tribune