"When people got to know him better, they came to appreciate his love of precision and his huge desire to use his gifts," AJC columnist Colin Campbell wrote at the time of Garrett's passing. "It was his calling in life to absorb and impart Atlanta's history. Besides, people always begged him to tell them more."
Garrett knew people’s personal details, “families and fortunes and divorces and murders” as Campbell put it, but didn’t traffic in scandal. During his tenure as president of the Atlanta History Center, residents would flock to “Stump Franklin” history trivia events.
The Buckhead Heritage Society’s event will highlight the group’s involvement in relocating the historic Randolph-Lucas Home, rehabilitating Harmony Grove Cemetery, preserving Mt. Olive Cemetery and its ongoing work recording and oral histories. “
We also have completed an Interpretive Master Plan for Buckhead, which makes recommendations for integrating historic interpretation into parks, trails, and green spaces in the community," added society president James Ottley.
For reservations or more information see BuckheadHeritage.com or send a check to 3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30305.