From Melissa Forgey: Civil War, Exhibits, Storytelling.
From Melissa Forgey, DeKalb History Center: Help Historic Preservation in DeKalb County. DeKalb County requests applicants for a volunteer position on the DeKalb County Historic Preservation Commission. Applicant must have been a resident of DeKalb County for at least one year and, although no specific professional background is required for this particular position, a member must have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in the preservation of historic resources, history, or architecture. This is an unpaid position. For information, please c
From Melissa Forgey, DeKalb History Center: March Lunch & Learn - Decatur 202 Presented by Walt Drake. "Decatur 202" is a continuation of the Decatur 101 lecture he gave to the History Center in September 2010. Walt will focus on businesses, events and politics during the period of 1950-2000. He will also present profiles of some of the leaders, merchants, educators, sports figures and general characters who made their mark on Decatur. How did Decatur get to where it is today? Drake will continue exploring that "forty year overnight miracle!"
From Melisa Fogey: Donations needed for our Silent Auction. Help us celebrate the DeKalb History Center's 66th Anniversary! Our annual meeting includes a silent auction which benefits the History Center. Please consider donating goods or services to this annual event. As a donor, you will be recognized on our website and newsletter, and your donation(s) will be listed in the event program and the bid sheets.
From Melissa Forgey at the DeKalb History Center: The History of the Streetcar in Atlanta & DeKalb County. Presented by Patrick Sullivan. Patrick Sullivan will present a talk on the establishment, growth, and decline of streetcars and inter-urban commuter lines in the Atlanta area with a special focus on the development of the transportation network in DeKalb County.
Wikipedia has announced a contest to select photos of monuments or historic districts and their list for DeKalb County includes the Decatur Water Works. We note, btw, that this Wikipedia article links to the "Early history" section of this website. After registering, click the "upload photo" button next to the Decatur Water Works listing to get your photo into the game. Here's the official record in the National Register.
From Melissa Forgey, Dekalb History Center: Understanding Local Historic Districts: Why is That House Historic? Presented by Leigh Burns and Richard Laub. Leigh Burns and Richard Laub will present information on the often misunderstood local historic district. Together they will answer:
From Greg Germani via the Facebook Group Medlock Park Neighbors: Of probable interest to Medlock Park residents: there was once a plan to extend the Stone Mtn Freeway right through the heart of the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve and Medlock Park in general in an effort to get motorists to and from I-485, which was never built. A larger version of this map can be seen here: http://www.facebook.com/l/KAQA1bKrKAQB7LGx0NXGJiaqxE880u5S9nd4KgKsBiIS5Lw/bit.ly/pILhkk
From the DeKalb History Center: "The DeKalb History Center is excited to offer our third annual Talking Walls program which will introduce teachers to DeKalb's rich history through visits to historic sites, examination of primary documents from our Archives and lectures by prominent local historians."
From the DeKalb History Center: Enjoy an evening of food, wine, beer and music while bidding on fantastic items donated by generous local businesses. Silent auction packages include event tickets, golf, dinners, art, jewelry, hotel stays, special tours, books, children's activities, fitness opportunities and more.