News & Announcements
The latest news and announcements from Friends of Happy Retreat.
By Marjorie Gaestel, Happy Retreat Historian And the beat goes on, the heartbeat that is. The Friends of Happy Retreat are happy to introduce you to a new Happy Retreat ancestor, Jesse David Washington. Jesse David Washington, son of ... read more
Date: September 22, 2021
The JCHS annual picnic scheduled for September 22nd at Happy Retreat has been canceled due to Covid. We look forward to seeing you in 2022, Please stay Safe. read more
The Appaclacian Chamber Music Festival announced the festival programs for this summer! read more
As detailed in previous issues of our newsletter, Charles and Mildred Washington were forced by poverty and ill health to deed their interest in Happy Retreat, consisting of the house, outbuildings and about 800 acres, to their son ... read more
Introduction: HISTORY AT IT’S BEST FROM INSIDE HAPPY RETREAT, by Marjorie Gaestel Those that know me know that one of my favorite Happy Retreat subjects is the portrait of the lovely Frances Bassett Washington that hangs in one of our ... read more