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Lost Towns of North Georgia by Lisa Russel on Thurs., Oct. 10, 7pm @ Community House

posted Sep 25, 2019, 1:29 PM by Manny Carvalho

Throughout the northern part of our state lie forgotten remains of many short lived communities. Lisa Russel has done extensive research locating these small towns.  Since documenting how many towns have been lost to time, Lisa has written several books on the subject. They include “Lost Towns of North Georgia” and “Underwater Ghost Towns of North Georgia.”

Ms. Russell’s books will be available after the program. The cost is $20.00 each, or two for $35.00.

Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.

Community House, 111 North Park Street


Come and bring a friend!

Who’s Burning Down "Gold Town?” by Jim Kinney. Thurs. 11 July @ 7pm;

posted Jul 6, 2019, 8:29 PM by Manny Carvalho

In the Spring of 1969, a series of mysterious fires plagued the Dahlonega area. Old and vacant buildings were set ablaze for no apparent reason. This caused great concern among the local residents who were wondering if perhaps they might be next. Not only did the interest in the Dahlonega fires make local news, but the story was reported as far away as Australia! In July 1969, when City Hall caught fire, clues finally began to emerge about who was responsible. Retired FBI agent and LCHS member Jim Kinney will tell this exciting story.  Come and bring a friend


Who’s Burning Down "Gold Town?”
The 50th anniversary of the Dahlonega City Hall Fire.
Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
the Community House, 111 North Park St.

 


Innovations in Lumpkin by Chris Berkelaar; 13 Jun @ 7pm Community House

posted Jun 12, 2019, 10:12 PM by Manny Carvalho

Local resident and UNG history student Chris Berkelaar will present “Innovations In Lumpkin County.” for our June program. In the latter half of the nineteenth century, Lumpkin County became a testing area for many unique and unusual methods of mining and other economic ventures. Chris’ presentation will tell about some of the interesting inventions and technologies used, and in some cases created in Dahlonega. Men of vision such as Frank Hall and Philologus Hawkins Loud are two of the notable inventors whom Chris will highlight in his program.

 Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

 Community House, 111 North Park St.

Come and bring a friend

The Earliest Days of Radio by Jim Del Principe. Thurs., Mar. 14, 2019 @ 7pm

posted Feb 28, 2019, 8:37 PM by Manny Carvalho

We will start our program by honoring three 8th grade History student winners of our annual History Essay Contest. 

Then Jim Del Principe will present a program on the very earliest days of radio and the people who contributed to this art and science, up to about 1940 when it was mature. He will bring a number of radios from about 1915 to 1940, many of them working, and a small transmitter to play music over them so we can actually hear how they sounded when they were new. He will also bring a “Spark Transmitter” from about 1915 so we can hear the earliest sounds of Morse code that was sent from ship to ship and ship to shore.

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.

The Community House, 111 North Park St. 

Come and bring a friend!

Soiled Doves by Chris Worick; Thurs., Feb 14, 7pm @ Community House

posted Jan 28, 2019, 9:06 PM by Manny Carvalho

Dahlonega has always had its share of lawbreakers and persons of questionable character. In the late 1890’s through the first years of the 1900’s, several local women became the subject of controversy because of their scandalous behavior. From buggy rides with married men to walking the public square with a loaded pistol, Lumpkin County’s “Bad Girls” kept the pages of the Nugget alive with intrigue. Chris Worick Presents Soiled  Doves.

Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House,  111 North Park St.

Come and bring a friend.

Celebrate the Season with your Historical Society Friends

posted Nov 30, 2018, 7:09 AM by Manny Carvalho

It’s the time of year for fun and parties ... to catch up with old friendships and get to know new friends a little better. 

What facet of Lumpkin County history do you want to learn about?  The party will include a brainstorming session for your ideas for future programs. 

Contribute to our Holiday Table with a favorite festive finger food to share.  See you there!

Thursday, December 13 2018
7 p.m. at the Community House
11 North Park Street, Dahlonega 

Video: Spanish Flu Impact on Lumpkin County by Chris Worick

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:45 PM by Manny Carvalho   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:46 PM ]

The video of this presentation is available here: video

Chris Worick: Spanish Flu Impact on Lumpkin co. Thurs. Nov 8 @ 7pm Community House

posted Oct 26, 2018, 9:58 PM by Manny Carvalho

As World War One finally came to an end on Nov. 11th, 1918, the world was in the grip of an enemy far more deadly. The Spanish influenza had spread like wildfire around the globe killing more people than the battlefields of Europe. 

In Lumpkin County, the first cases of this silent killer began to appear in September. Without vaccinations or a known cure, many died from the virus.  Based on news articles from The Dahlonega Nugget and other local sources, Chris will recount how this terrible disease killed more than fifty of Lumpkin County’s residents in the final months of 1918. 

Come and bring a friend.

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
The Community House • 111 North Park St.

PHIL HUDGINS;TRAVELS WITH FOXFIRE - Thur. 11 Oct 18 @ 7pm - Park % Rec Bldg

posted Sep 27, 2018, 12:47 PM by Manny Carvalho

Travels with Foxfire by Phil Hudgins with co-writer Jessica Phillips was just released in August. Its New York publisher describes it as “stories of people, passions, and practices from Southern Appalachia – a joyful tribute to the history, the geography, and the traditions that define Appalachia living.” It has also received great reviews from “The Wall Street Journal,” “Garden and Gun,” “Kirkus Reviews” and “Publishers Weekly.”

Travels with Foxfire has several Lumpkin County connections including a chapter on former sole commissioner J.B. Jones, Monday night music gatherings in the Auraria Community, and quotes from several Lumpkin County residents. 

Books will be available for sale and for signing after the meeting for $19.95 + tax. Cash, check or credit card are acceptable.

Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
Park and Rec building • 365 Riley Rd., Dahlonega
(off of Morrison Moore Parkway ... behind the new Court House and before City Hall) 

LCHS invites everyone to attend.  Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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