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.
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 email@example.com Campers spend a week at the historic courthouse developing, plannikng and presenting a tour of the courthouse for younger children...
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
From Melissa Forgey at DeKalb History Center: After the Bungalow, Before the Ranch: The Small American House Phenomenon, 1920s - 1950s. At the DeKalb History Center's January 21 "Lunch & Learn," architectural historian Richard Cloues will present After the Bungalow, Before the Ranch: The Small American House Phenomenon, 1920s-1950s.
[For our history buffs. Reposted from 2010 by request.] Thanks to MANA for pointing out the 1983 map posted to the Atlanta Time Machine site. It shows the proposed extension for the Stone Mountain Freeway. It runs from its current terminus at Lawrenceville Highway all the way to Clairmont Road through the Clyde Shepherd Nature Preserve, Medlock Park, and Mason Mill Park along South Fork Peachtree Creek.