Clarke County Historical Museum

P.O. Box 388
116 W. Cobb Street
Grove Hill, AL  36451
251-275-2014 Bookstore
251-275-8684 Office
museum@clarkemuseum.com

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Museum and Bookstore:
Monday: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Office: Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Clarke County Historical Society is a private non-profit organization founded in 1972.

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13 Alabama Ghosts & Jeffrey Keepsake Edition

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$29.95

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This keepsake edition of the timeless best-seller 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by folklorists Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh reproduces in facsimile the original hardcover version of a beloved classic.

One of the best-known and widely shared books about the South, 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey has haunted the imaginations of generations of delighted young readers since it was first published in 1969. Written by nationally acclaimed folklorists Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh, the book recounts Alabama’s thirteen most ghoulish and eerie ghost legends.

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13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$13.95

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(Paperback)   Jeffrey is the mischievous "something" that has headquarters in the Windham home in Selma, Alabama. He first made his presence known in October 1966, and since then he has continued, at irregular and infrequent intervals, to clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat (now deceased, through no fault of Jeffrey), move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects. He frequently accompanies Mrs. Windham on her travels, and tales of Jeffrey's antics are widely recounted.

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Alabama: One Big Front Porch by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$25.95

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Hardcover    First published in 1975 and long out of print, this book is now reissued in a handsome new edition. Alabama is like one big front porch where folks gather on summer nights to tell tales. It's a sprawling porch stretching from the Tennessee River Valley to the sandy Gulf beaches. In this book, Mrs. Windham takes readers on a tour of the history, people, and places of the "heart of Dixie." The stories are alike in their unmistakable Southern blend of exaggeration, humor, pathos, folklore, and romanticism with family history woven in.

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Bridal Wreath Bush by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$14.95

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(Hardcover)   A former slave finds the woman he once loved.

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Clarke County, Images of America by Joyce White Burge

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$19.99

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(Paperback)  A pictoral history of Clarke County.

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Encounters by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$29.95

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(Hardcover)   This amazing collection of photographs spans five decades of American history and captures the unique spirit of an indomitable woman and the South she calls home. Kathryn Tucker Windham shows scarecrows decorating an unworked field, old men pondering dominoes on the porch of a country story, and little boys scurrying to save the laundry on the line from a coming storm. Each photo is accompanied by an essay by the author. 60 photos.

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Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State by Harvey H. Jackson

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$27.50

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(paperback) This book tells Alabama's history in a conversational style with an unapolo-getically subjective approach.

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It's Christmas by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$15.95

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(Hardcover)   "My mother's gift of beauty to the family, year after year, was a bowl of paper-white narcissi that she magically coaxed into full bloom every Christmas day."
And thereby hangs a tale of Christmas long ago, when the simple gifts were the best gifts, and of Christmas today, when all an eighty-year-old woman wants is a small treasure her mother used to give away free.

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Jeffrey's Favorite 13 Ghosts

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$23.95

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(Hardcover)   This is the first anthology of the author's own favorite ghost stories from the highly successful Jeffrey series of books that began in 1969 with 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey. Hundreds of thousands of these books have been sold. The present volume includes 13 of the best of Mrs. Windham's stories, representing mysterious and supernatural doings from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Most of the stories are related to historical places and sometimes to historical people.

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Only The Rose Remains by Joyce White Burrage

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$12.95

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For over 10 years, Joyce White Burrage has written columns for The Clarke County Democrat about her native Chilton, a Clarke County community, its citizens, about the county's rich history and old-timey ways and traditions.

"Through the Past" has been popular with readers. She doesn't write as frequently as she used to but now her fans can revisit the best of her work through a collection of her columns published in book form

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Secret of the Satilfa by Ted M. Dunagan

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$21.95

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(Hardcover) The saga of two adventuresome boys continues in this sequel, Secret of the Satilfa. Set in the Southern literary tradition, the book reveals the lives of young Ted and Poudlum, friends despite the racial divide in rural Alabama in the late 1940s. In the fall of 1948, Ted and Poudlum have their post-Thanksgiving fishing trip to the Cypress Hole on the Satilfa Creek interrupted by unwelcome visitors -- fugitive bank robbers.

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She: The Old Woman Who took Over My Life by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$20.00

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(Hardcover) Written just before her death in 2011, the book relates Mrs. Windham's feelings about growing older.

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Spit, Scarey Ann and Sweat Bees: One Thing Leads to Another by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$20.00

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(Hardcover) Kathryn Tucker Windham's Spit, Scarey Ann, and Sweat Bees is a magical romp through the author's childhood in the Deep South during the twenties and thirties. Mrs. Windham examines intrinsic country values that she was brought up on, and gives us a true sense of the Southern temperament of that time. The story brings to life old superstitions like "If a grasshopper spits in your eye, you'll go blind" and the silly games children played to pass the time. We are transported to a simpler way of life where entertainment is the world around you, from the doodle bugs that she and her friend Bessie Gray catch on spit-baited straws, to the decorated frog houses that they build with mud pies and lightning bug tails. This book is sure to please every nostalgic bone in your body.

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The Salvation of Miss Lucretia

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$21.95

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The continued tale of Ted and Poudlum as they carry out adventures in 1940s Coffeeville, Clarke County.

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Trouble on the Tombigbee by Ted Dunagan

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$21.95

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(hardback) In Ted Dunagan's third young adult novel, boyhood friends Ted and Poudlum, a white boy and a black boy who live in the rural segregated South of the 1940s, find their fishing trip interrupted by a Ku Klux Klan meeting. The boys accidentally learn the identity of key Klansmen. Discovered, they escape down the river but only to swim into the arms of more trouble.

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Twiced Blessed by Kathryn Tucker Windham

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$20.00

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(Paperback) Kathryn Tucker Windham was one of the first women daily newspaper reporters in Alabama. After a successful career as a journalist, she turned to writing books of ghost stories and folklore. She has been a featured commentator on National Public Radio.

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Yellow Watermelon by Ted M. Dunagan

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$21.95

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Hardcover  In rural south Alabama in 1948, whites picked on one side of the cotton field and blacks on the other. In A Yellow Watermelon, twelve-year-old Ted meets Poudlum, a black boy his own age, where the fields meet. Poudlum teaches Ted how to endure the hard work while they bond and go on to integrate the field. Ted learns of evil forces gathering to deprive Poudlum's family of their property. The two boys encounter danger and suspense while saving Poudlum's family and discovering a great secret of enlightenment.

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