June 20, 2021

Mahayley Lancaster the subject of upcoming lecture

(Newnan, GA) — The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s 2019 lecture series – “Living in Coweta County”- presents author Dot Moore.

Dot Moore is a West Georgia native and current Montgomery Alabama resident. She graduated from The University of Montevallo with a speech and history degree and received Master’s degree from Auburn University.

Moore is the founder of the Heard County Historical Society, a popular author, and a retired educator and political activist – she has worked as member of the Alabama Democratic Party’s Executive Committee, president of the League of Women Voters, and founder of the Montgomery Area Hearing Loss Support Group.

At the lecture, Moore will discuss her life’s work along with her 2001 book, Oracle of the Ages, about noted seer Mayhayley Lancaster.

Mediumship was just one of her many talents. Eccentric Mayhaley was also a teacher, lawyer, politician, farmer, police informant, and numbers runner.

Oracle of the Ages was voted the “best of local history” by the Georgia Historical Society, winning the Lilla M. Hawes Award in 2002. Moore spent 20 years researching and interviewing more than one hundred people about Miss Lancaster for her book.

She dispels many untruths surrounding this amazing woman whose popularity and influence has spanned generations.

Dot Moore also wrote a book about an infamous murder in Coweta County in her book: No Remorse, The Rise and Fall of John Wallace which received favorable reviews from Georgia newspapers. Book texts were published by NewSouth Books.

This talk will be the kickoff to the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s events of the following weekend: An Alternative Day of Healing (10/24); An Evening of Spirit Messages with Medium Janis Boscarello (10/24); A Spirits Tasting at McRitchie-Hollis (10/25); and our McRitchie’s Haunted Mansion and Family Fall Festival (10/26.).

Please join us for the lecture series at the The Historic Train Depot, 30 East Broad Street at 6:00 PM when the doors open. The speaker will begin at 6:30 PM. Light refreshments will be served.


  1. Mallory Perry says

    The Dot Moore Lecture is on Tuesday, October 15 at 6pm at the Historic Train Depot
    60 East Broad Street, Newnan, GA 30263,

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