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Jennifer Detweiler Serves as Executive Secretary of Whitfield-Murray Historical Society

Jennifer Detweiler, of Dalton, Georgia, became Secretary of Whitfield-Murray Historical Society in May, 2011, replacing Erik Gallmanwho retired earlier in 2011. Detweiler has a Master of Library Science. While earning that degree, she interned at the Historical Society.

The duties of the Secretary include writing the bimonthly newsletters and editing the quarterlies. Detweiler will also act as Director of Crown Gardens and Archives. The Historical Society has its headquarters at the Archives, which was once the offices of Crown Cotton Mill.

Detweiler's special interest is the preservation of historic documents and artifacts held by the Historical Society, many of which are housed at the Archives. Detweiler plans to organize and catalog the Archival holdings. Over the years, the Historical Society has been the recipient of many interesting documents and artifacts, ranging from the nostalgic, to the truly historic, to the odd and incomprehensible. More valuable assets are not housed at the Archives, but are held in safekeeping by trustees.

Former Executive Secretaries include: Marcelle Coker White, and Erik Gallman.

Article written August 2011. Reference article from DaltonNow, dated July 18, 2011: Article on Detweiler.