The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events this upcoming week, “Family Day: Home and Harvest” on Sunday, Nov. 12, and “Forum: The Gold Rush,” on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Sunday’s “Family Day: Home and Harvest” lets the whole family experience the close of the harvest season and preparing home for the winter in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century Northeast Georgia traditions. The day will include food, music, dancing, storytelling, hands-on activities and demonstrations.
Family Days are held on the second Sunday of each month through December from 1-4 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Tuesday’s Forum will focus on the 1829 Gold Rush, a pivotal event in the history of Northeast Georgia that has had lasting effects on the lands and waters of the region. Hear Dr. Bryan Sorohan discuss the environmental legacy of the search for gold in the mountains and streams in this part of the state. The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and is $3 for non-members.
Forums are held the second Tuesday of each month through December.