History

History of Agnes Scott College

Event Date and Time: 
11/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Melissa Forgey for the DeKalb History Center: Lunch & Learn: The History of Agnes Scott College - 125 Years of Educating Women in Decatur. Our November Lunch and Learn highlights a Decatur institution which is celebrating its 125th anniversary. In 1889, a group of men from Decatur Presbyterian Church decided that Decatur needed a better school for its girls. In a two-month whirlwind of activity, they found teachers and a rented building for the elementary school they called Decatur Female Seminary. A year later, George Washington Scott stepped up to provide land and construct and furnish a building, and gave the school his mother's name. Over the next 15 years, the school gradually developed from an elementary school, to a high school, to a college.

Civil War Walking Tours

From the Dekalb History Center: Join us for guided Civil War walking tours in downtown Decatur. The hour-long tour begins in the Lobby of the Historic DeKalb Courthouse and complements our new exhibit, Tears and Curses: A Human Perspective on the Civil War. You will learn about the early history of the county, the effects of the war on the civilian population in DeKalb, the Atlanta campaign, and the Battle of Decatur.  Various Dates and Times (click here for complete list):

DeKalb History Center's History Adventure School Days

Event Date and Time: 
10/21/2014 (All day) - 10/24/2014 (All day)

From the DeKalb History Center: the DeKalb History Center's HISTORY ADVENTURE School Days, Oct. 21-24, 2014. 404-373-1088 ext 20  www.dekalbhistory.org

July events at DeKalb History Center

From Melissa Forgey at DeKalb History Center: Courthouse Rock: African Rhythms   (Children's program); Lunch & Learn -- Images of America: East Atlanta (book talk); Reception and play on the Civil War.

DeKalb History Center summer programs

From Jenny Goldemund : The games Granny played; Gourds galore and chores of yore; Fiddlin' Dan the Mountain Man; Summer camp in June - Frontier House in 1850.

Swanton House fundraiser

Event Date and Time: 
05/08/2014 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

From Jenny Goldemund of the DeKalb History Center: You're invited to the Spring for Swanton! Fundraiser.  Please join us for a living history tour, a heavy Hors d'Oeuvres buffet and music to help raise funds for repairing and preserving the Benjamin Swanton House.  When: THURSDAY, May 8, 2014, From 5:30-8:30 p.m. Where: The Swanton House and Mary Gay House, 720 West Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030. What: Tours are at 5:45 and 6:30 at the Swanton House.

DeKalb History Center's summer camp for junior docents

From Jenny Goldemund, DeKalb History Center: The History show: a camp for junior docents. July 7-11 and July 21-25 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.. ages 10-14 years. $275/week ($245 for members). After care available until 5 p.m. for $10 per day. Call 404-373-1088 or email goldemund@dekalbhistory.org  Campers spend a week at the historic courthouse developing, plannikng and presenting a tour of the courthouse for younger children... 

DeKalb History Center's Summer Camp 2014: Frontier House 1850

From the DeKalb History Center: DeKalb History Center's Summer Camp 2014: Frontier House 1850. June 16-20 and June 23-27, ages 8-12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Cost: $250 per week;  $220 for members at household level and above. After care from 2-4 p.m. for $10 per day. Must register in advance.

DeKalb History Center talk/tour at Swanton House

Event Date and Time: 
03/29/2014 - 1:00pm

From Melissa Forgey at the DeKalb History Center: On Saturday, March 29 at 2 p.m. the DeKalb History Center will host a living history tour of the Benjamin Swanton House followed by a lecture given by local historian Dr. George Coletti. The program, which is sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council, is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at 404-373-1088 extension 20 or by email at goldemund@dekalbhistory.org  The Swanton House is located at 720 West Trinity Place, Decatur, Georgia, 30030.

Emory speaker series on Atlanta begins

Event Date and Time: 
03/18/2014 - 6:30pm

From Emory News: "Atlanta-based urban photographer Chip Simone is the first guest in the "Atlanta Intersections" speaker series at Emory University's Robert W. Woodruff Library on Tuesday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jones Room.  Simone will be in conversation with Randy Gue, curator of Modern Political and Historical collections at Emory'sManuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL), who is directing the series. The conversation, free and open to the public, is entitled "Photography: The Beautiful Lie."  Atlanta Intersections will feature conversations with creative and dynamic Atlantans about the city's past, present and future. The interdisciplinary series will draw a wide variety of participants — activists, artists, authors, foodies, historians, musicians, scholars, preservationists and urbanists — to talk about their work, their experiences of the city, and the influence of Atlanta on their work.

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