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Book on historical Druid Hills neighborhood published

“Druid Hills,” part of the Images of America series, was recently released by Arcadia Publishing.

Authors Jennifer J. Richardson and Sue Sullivan explore the history of the neighborhood and the families who have lived there. The book is one of many published by the company on locations all over the state and throughout the country.

The authors will be featured at a “Hops at the History Center” event at the DeKalb History Center on August 6, with doors opening at 5:30 p.m., a lecture from 6-7 p.m., followed by a book signing. Member tickets are $5, and nonmember will pay $10. Tickets include one drink. See dekalbhistory.org for details.

The softcover book’s 126 pages are crammed wit more than 200 historic photos and documents with captions that give a rich overview of this important Atlanta neighborhood. The photographs include many of the noted historic houses, as well as social events and advertisements. Chapters are devoted to schools and churches, as well as businesses and other institutions. Anyone with even a slight interest in the area will find this a treasure. For those who grew up or have worked to preserve the area, it’s a must.

Richardson has long been an activist and historian for the area. Sullivan hosts the Facebook page Druid Hills History. The book is available for $21.99 from the publisher, ArcadiaPublishing.com, at area bookstores and soon, like many Arcadia volumes, at CVS, Walgreens and Ace Hardware stores.

Eagle Eye Books will host a tent at the AJC Decatur Book Festival featuring this book and other Arcadia authors. Arcadia Publishing is one of the great publishing houses for local histories.

Georgia Stone Exhibit Luncheon topic

“Georgia Stone: Building a Nation” will be the Lunch and Learn Lecture at the Georgia Archives on August 9. The free event is at noon. Bring your own lunch. Ryan O. Roney, Tellus Science Museum curator from Cartersville, will be the speaker. For more information, see GeorgiaArchives.org, or call 678-364-3710, or tellusmuseum.org.

South Carolina Genealogical Society updates

The South Carolina Genealogical Society has revised its website scgen.org. For $25, you can use a searchable USB drive of the back issues of the Society’s Carolina Herald quarterly. The next workshop will be July 10-11, 2020 with featured speakers J. Mark Lowe and Diahan Southard, noted DNA lecturer.

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Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P. O. Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or gagensociety.org.

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