April History Center Events: Family Day on Sunday, April 8, and Forum on Tuesday, April 10

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events next week: “Family Day: The Plow and the Poet” on Sunday, April 8, and “Forum: Reel History” on Tuesday, April 10.

For National Poetry Month, the History Center will celebrate the life and world of North Georgia poet Byron Herbert Reece. On Sunday, April 8, join the History Center for its final Family Day of the semester, which will include living history interpretation of daily farm life of the 1930s and ’40s in the cabin and blacksmith shop, hands-on activities in the History Center, and a museum theatre performance of the works of Reece, the man who considered himself “a farmer first, and a writer second.”

Family Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

During next Tuesday’s Forum on April 10, join the History Center in exploring “Reel History.” The History Center will show clips from multiple movies that you already know and love, as well as discuss how historically accurate these movies are (or aren’t!) and how they’ve shaped our sense of memory. Free popcorn will be provided, but bring your own beverage.

The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for non-members. History Center forums are scheduled through June on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu, or visit negahc.org.