On this Thanksgiving Day, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving from the Jonesborough Genealogical Society. As you gather around your table with family and friends, I hope you can have time to eat, drink, and talk genealogy, hear family stories, and share photos all up to the wee hours of the morning!

As you begin your plans for the much busy holiday season with days such as Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Sofa Sunday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday, we hope you will keep us in mind. As a member of the Jonesborough Area Merchants and Services Association, the JGS would like to remind you to shop Small Business Saturday, November 30th, in the town of Jonesborough, many of our area merchants will have their shops open, as well as Main Street Jonesborough conducting a full day of Events. A full list below:

10 AM – 8 PM: Jonesborough’s Small Business Saturday will be starting the day off early at 10 in the morning! Support local businesses and enjoy extended shopping hours from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. plus you can expect special incentives, give-a-ways at various businesses, and free gift wrapping 🎁

11 AM – 3 PM: Dress up as your favorite Whoville character and get a “grinch treat” during our Whoville Christmas! You’ll even have the chance to drop off your letters to Santa and visit with him in his sleigh 🎅🏼 You can also hear a public reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Chester Inn State Historic Site & Museum at 11 am or 1:30 pm!

11 AM – 3 PM: Browse through our Christmas Market located at the International Storytelling Center plaza
and find handmade crafts, gifts, and ornaments which make for the perfect Christmas presents! You can also enjoy free gift wrapping on any purchase made throughout town inside the International Storytelling Center 🛍

6 – 8 PM: End your day off the right way with Jonesborough’s Lighting of the Tree! Come sing-a-long to some of the season’s carols and hear a Christmas Story that leads into the lighting of the large Frazier Fir in the heart of downtown 🎄

For more information on our Christmas in Olde Jonesborough events, visit jbochristmas.com or call the Jonesborough Visitors Center and Emporium at 423.753.1010 ☎️

On Cyber Monday, December 2nd, visit the JGS bookstore at https://jgstn.org/bookstore/ and purchase genealogical and historical related books for your genealogist and historian! If you choose to shop Amazon.com on Cyber Monday, choose to donate to our partner the Heritage Alliance of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia by going to https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-1502600.

On #GivingTuesday, December 3rd, we hope our members, partners, and friends will come together to help us grow. Providing programs, projects, workshops, and our 2nd Annual Washington County, Tennessee Heritage Fair in 2020, take not only planning, volunteers, but also donations. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Jonesborough Genealogical Society hopes you will remember us in your giving this Tuesday. There are two ways you can donate. First, you can donate through a Facebook fundraiser at https://www.facebook.com/donate/553845958742222/. Second, you can donate on our website at https://jgstn.org/product/donation/ .