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artist , historian , playwright , volunteer

Louise Barfield Hammett, American community service volunteer, artist, historian, playwright.


Hammett, Louise Barfield was born on September 18, 1929 in Columbus, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Grover C. and L. Louise Calhoun Barfield.


Bachelor, Auburn University, Alabama, 1950. Postgraduate, LaGrange College, Georgia, 1962—1969. Master of Arts equivalent, University Georgia, Athens, 1982.


School teacher LaGrange Public Schools, 1950-1951. Co-founder, art instructor Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, LaGrange. Founder art division, instructor LaGrange Academy.

Art instructor Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Private studio art instructor, since 1963. Founder, chairman Friendship & Resources for International Edification/Nurturing Zones, Inc., 1999—2002.

Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Exhibited in group shows at Lamar Dodd Art Center, Chattahoochee Valley Art Association, Columbus Art Museum, International Club, Mobile, Alabama, Chattahoochee Valley Community College, Columbus State University. Represented in permanent collections Bradley Memorial Library., 1st Baptist Church, La Grange, Georgia.

      Author: Who Are We? Where Are We Going? Why?, Soldiers-Patriots at Kettle Creek, second edition, 2003, Pinckney Barfield Walking Away from Death. Documentary texts and performances. Playwright, monologue presentations of A Valentine for Georgia, since 1993.

      Editor: LCB's Tablet. Public: History of Harris County, Georgia, 3d edition. Playwright, performer: A Colonial Dame, Anne Dutretré David, since 1993.

      Researcher History of First Baptist Church of LaGrange, Georgia. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Advisor Harris County Library., Georgia. Advisor to board Mountain Hill Schoolhouse Restoration, Harris County, 1995—1997. Active Camp Viola; organizing member Tabard Book Club.

Organizing member 50th Anniversary celebrated charter Elms and Roses Garden Council of La Grange, 2003. Organizing member Highland Country Club, Ladies Golf Association. Volunteer art department LaGrange Academy, 1970—1971.

Brownie leader, girl scout leader Girl Scouts American, 1957—1961, 1972—1973. Founder, 1st president Ocfuskee History Society, LaGrange. Chairman Columbus Board History and Architectural Review, 1988—1990.

Liaison Zugdidi Nation of Georgia, 1993—2001. Charter and organizing member Talisman Garden Club. Vice chairman LaGrange Council of Church Women.

Member of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (regent Button Gwinnett chapter 1986, associate Kettle Creek chapter since 1999, Oglethorpe chapter since 2000, regent Button Gwinnet chapter 1989).


  • Other Interests

    Community service, historical research/writing, painting in oil.


Married Paul Lane Hammett, Junior, June 20, 1951. Children: Constance Louise, Frances Pauline.

Grover C.

L. Louise Calhoun Barfield

Paul Lane Hammett

Constance Louise Hammett

Frances Pauline Hammett