History

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.

DeKalb History Center lecture: History of The Champion newspaper

Event Date and Time: 
03/18/2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From Melissa Forgey at the DeKalb History Center: How it all started - The Story of The Champion At the DeKalb History Center's March 18 Lunch & Learn, Carolyn Glenn will tell the story behind the newspaper she publishes with her husband, Earl Glenn.  There's a sign on the wall in Carolyn Glenn's office at The Champion that reads, "All because two people fell in love." That's the short version of what is actually one of the most compelling stories in Georgia newspaper history.

DeKalb History Center seeks silent auction donations

From Melissa Forgey: Donations needed for our Silent Auction.  Help us celebrate our 67th 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. Previous donations have included: tickets, golf packages, dinner certificates, art, jewelry, hotel stays, special tours, professional services, fitness opportunities and more.

Civil War history play for students

From Jenny Goldemund at the DeKalb History Center: The DeKalb History Center  presents Shadows of the Past: 1861-1865 during the Civil War. Dear Educator, If you teach Civil War history, this is an important event for you. In March 2014 the DeKalb History Center will premier a play based on Georgia Performance Standards for 5th, 8th and 11 grades. It is about the Atlanta Campaign, the Battle of Atlanta and DeKalb County during the Civil War. Using primary sources, this play speaks to your students in the voices of the people who lived here during the war.

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