Milton Historical Society Presents:

The Sweet Apple Chronicles

Grace Ponder McVey
Growing Up on Sweet Apple Road
1932-1949

Speaker: Ann Foskey, Author

History Close to Home!!


 What was life really like in Sweet Apple, Georgia?

Celestine Sibley made rural Georgia famous with an idyllic view of life in the country, but how accurate was that picture? The stories and photographs in the Sweet Apple Chronicles, compiled by heritage preservationist Ann Foskey, provide a counter viewpoint. Starting with Grace Ponder McVey’s story in this first volume, the collection captures the realities of history in Sweet Apple—and across the rural South—when houses had no electricity or indoor plumbing, there was no money to speak of, and everything people ate, they raised themselves. 

“The ability to grow their own food, the stability provided by family ties and neighbors helping neighbors, along with faith and grit—and, for some, a little moonshine—carried them through.”


Olde Blind Dog Patio
12650 Crabapple Road #100
Milton, Georgia 30004
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
About our speaker...
Ann Foskey

Ann Foskey has a Master of Heritage Preservation from Georgia State University and is the author of Ossabaw Island and With Still Small Voices They Speak: A Journey into the Heart of Georgia’s Last Wild Places.

From counting sea turtles on Sapelo Island to documenting and protecting historic properties as an associate archeologist at the Georgia Power Company, Ann has dedicated her professional life to preserving Georgia’s natural, cultural, and historic resources. At the October 2021 meeting, Ann will share stories and findings from her latest work, The Sweet Apple Chronicles.