Thursday, May 19, 2011

2011 Historic Preservation Month



Ever wonder about the Rhodes Hall windows? Why would Amos Rhodes, who was a young boy in Kentucky during the Civil War, commission these windows for his 1904 Atlanta residence?

Join us at Rhodes Hall this evening to hear Dr. Gordon Jones, Senior Military Historian and Curator of the Atlanta History Center, speak about the Rhodes Hall painted glass windows. Learn about the Civil War scenes that are depicted, the men whose portraits are represented in the windows and the Lost Cause.

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The video below takes as interesting look at what 150 years can do to a battlefield as reenactors visit grounds that have since been developed.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011 Historic Preservation Month



Thursday, May 12, 6:30 p.m. | Rhodes Hall, Atlanta | Directions

Georgia's Mid-20th Century Mills Steven Eubanks, Recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship FREE. Come early. Reception will begin at 6 p.m. RSVP >>

Explore Georgia's mid-20th century industrial mill buildings through the eyes of Steven Eubanks, a graduate student from West Georgia Universy and recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth Lyon Fellowship. Learn about the history of its workers and associated communities and the changes that influenced the transformation of Georgia’s industrial heritage from the 1950's to the present. Sponsored by the University of West Georgia, Center for Public History


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Historic Preservation Month




2011 Preservation Month Lecture Series
Thursdays in May at 6:30 p.m.
Rhodes Hall, Atlanta

Tomorrow night, May 5, 6:30 p.m.

Identifying & Preserving Mid-20th Century African American Schools

Lecture by Jeanne Cyriaque & Steven Moffson of the Georgia Historic Preservation Division

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Equalization schools were built in Georgia during the 1950s and 1960s to create school facilities that were "separate but equal" for whites and blacks. Nearly 400 schools were built, and additions were made to over 100 existing equalization schools for African Americans in Georgia alone. Hear amazing success stories and incredible people who work to preserve and find new uses for these endangered yet historic treasures.

Lecture is FREE. Come early and enjoy light refreshments at the reception, which begins at 6 p.m.

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