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Book Signing at Oak Hill School

September 3, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

On Friday, September 3rd, thehistoric Oak Hill School will host author Marsha Honeycutt Marcela from 9:00 am– 2:00 pm. The Appalachian author will be signing copies of her book Mr. Rigney, Rigney, and Me (. . .or is it “I”)about her mentor Mr. George Rigney. Copies of the book will be available for$10.00. Mr. Rigney started his long teaching career in a one room schoolhouse,so it’s only fitting Marcela bring his story to Oak Hill School.


Who wasMr. Rigney, though, and why was his closest companion a domesticated wolf? Howdoes a man who didn’t finish but one year of high school start teaching Englishin a one-room schoolhouse at the age of 17? These questions and more areanswered in her touching biography. Proceeds from the book benefit the GeorgeD. Rigney Memorial Scholarship Fund which continues to help students to thisday.


The booksigning is a part of the Jonesborough Genealogical Society’s Heritage Fair whichtakes place in Jonesborough on September 3rd and 4th. OakHill School will also be open for tours on Saturday, September 4th from12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, but the book signing will be Friday only. Oak Hill Schooleducated students in the Knob Creek Community from 1886-1952. It was moved toJonesborough in the 1990s and today it continues to welcome students through theOak Hill School Heritage Education Program. For more information on Oak HillSchool, visit the Heritage Alliance’s website at heritageall.org.


TheHeritage Alliance is dedicated to the preservation of the architectural,historical, and cultural heritage of our region and to providing educationalexperiences related to history and heritage for a wide range of audiences.  For more information, please call our officeat 423.753.9580, or contact the organization via email at info@heritageall.org.  Additional information can also be foundonline at http://www.heritageall.org/.


September 3, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm