New Now and then Newsletter

posted Jul 6, 2018, 11:28 AM by Manny Carvalho   [ updated Jul 6, 2018, 11:29 AM ]

Volume 50 published July 2018 has been added to the Newsletter section.

A Walking Tour of the Public Square by Caitlin Mee. Thurs. 12Jul18 7pm Visitor's Center

posted Jun 25, 2018, 9:47 AM by Manny Carvalho

Since the founding of Dahlonega in 1833, the Public Square has been a focal point of activity. The diversity in architectural styles reflect how Dahlonega has changed and still retained its small town character over the decades. The focus of Ms. Mee’s presentation will discuss what makes the buildings unique, and how they reflect various themes in architecture which were popular throughout Dahlonega’s history.

Caitlin Mee Presesents
Thursday, July 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

On the Public square  – in front of the Visitors’ Center


Note: Since this walking tour will be outdoors, it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water. In case of rain, the program will be moved to the Dahlonega Community House at 111 North Park Street


The program is free and the public is invited to attend.

Do No Harm by Carol Dooley; Thur. 10 May 2018 @ 7 pm Community House

posted May 1, 2018, 7:41 AM by Manny Carvalho

Carol B.C. Dooley of Dawsonville will present “Do No Harm,” cemetery and headstone conservation techniques.

After attending her first cemetery conservation workshop in the deep woods of Virginia almost four years ago, Carol has made it her mission to educate others on cemetery preservation. This enthusiasm led Carol to attend three additional workshops and also gave her the opportunity to study under Johnathon Appell, one of the nation’s top conservators.

Thursday, May 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House  --  111 North Park Street

Come and bring a friend.

“Guests of the County” by Chris Worick on Feb. 8; 7 pm @ Historic 1884 Jail

posted Jan 24, 2018, 8:00 AM by Admin Lumpkin

Chris Worick will present a brief history of the  1884 Jail.  What better place to learn about a building than from the inside! This month’s meeting will take place in the Historic 1884 Jail. Chris will describe the unique construction, both inside and out, of the building that housed prisoners for over 80 years.  Then we will split up into small groups and visit each area of the museum for a few minutes. There you will find docents who will tell stories “from both sides of the bars.”

Come and bring a friend to A Night at the Museum on Feb 8 at 7 pm

The Jail is located at 75 Enota St., Dahlonega  map link                   There is plenty of parking out  back with easy access through the back door. 


posted Jan 10, 2018, 8:51 AM by Admin Lumpkin   [ updated Jan 10, 2018, 8:53 AM ]

The most recent (12/17, vol 49)  Now and Then Newsletter is posted here: Newsletter

ANNUAL MEETING, OYSTERS & POSSUM Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

posted Jan 4, 2018, 7:46 AM by Admin Lumpkin

January is the time we hold our brief annual meeting where we conduct the business of the Society, including the year’s financial report and election of Officers and Directors.

Following the business meeting, Amos Amerson will present When People Feasted on Oysters and Possum.  Today in America, turkey is the primary entrée for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and many other celebrations, but it wasn’t always that way. Our guest speaker, Amos Amerson, will tell us how Oysters and Possum put a different spin on holiday feasting.

Please come early and BRING A FINGER FOOD TREAT to share when we gather for refreshments and fellowship after the meeting.

 Thursday, January 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.  The Community House, 111 North Park St.

Annual Dues are payable in January.

North Georgia College Football by Darrell Woodall. Thurs. May 11; 7pm @ Community House

posted May 9, 2017, 6:46 AM by Manny Carvalho

A lot of us were not aware that North Georgia College once had a football team until Darrell Woodall’s book was published.

“Blue Ridge Gridiron” gives a comprehensive account of college football in Dahlonega. Read about friends and friends of friends who played college football here.

Darrell will be available after the program to chat and sign copies of the book.

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House, 111 North Park St.

Come and bring a friend.

Awards Program: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Community House

posted Apr 1, 2017, 6:15 AM by Admin Lumpkin

In memory of Madeleine K. Anthony, each year the Society takes pleasure in recognizing individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the preservation of Lumpkin County’s history during the preceding year. These contributions keep alive the history and heritage of Lumpkin County for future generations.

27th Annual Madeleine K. Anthony Awards
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
at the Community House, 111 North Park Street

Learning from the past, preserving for the future.

Come help us honor them, and bring a friend.

A reception will follow the program.   Society members: Please bring finger-food munchies for the reception.

Gen. John B. Hood; Another Look by Steve Davis; 7pm, Thurs. March 9 @ Community House

posted Feb 23, 2017, 5:43 AM by Admin Lumpkin

Author Steve Davis takes another look at Confederate General John B. Hood in the Battle of Atlanta  and what we’ve learned since the Centennial.  Dr. Davis has been a Civil War buff since fourth grade and is a popular speaker on this subject. Soldiers from Lumpkin County participated in the Battle of Atlanta in State Guard and Militia Units.

Stay after the program to chat with the author who will have his books available for sale.

7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017
Community House, 111 North Park Street
Come, and bring a friend.

History of the Lumpkin County Library by Diane Bates; 9 Feb 17; 7pm @ Community House

posted Jan 27, 2017, 7:05 AM by Manny Carvalho

Lumpkin County Library marks its 100th anniversary this year.  Diane Bates, President of the Friends of the Lumpkin County Library, will speak on the history of our library. 
Library patrons may have noticed the corner  fireplace (a fireplace? in a library?) with a portrait of a man hanging above it. What many people may not know is his name, and why his picture hangs there.
We welcome everyone to join us to hear how our library was born, and how it has grown from a few donated books in 1917 to its present size – and a bonus look into the future – a proposed larger, more diversified library building, now in the planning stages.
Come, and bring a friend.
7:00 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2017 at the  Community House, 111 North Park Street

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