The Northeast Georgia History Center presents its next New Gainesville Chautauqua series performance at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13. This presentation will follow the life of President Andrew Jackson, portrayed by Ken Johnston.
Andrew Jackson, the man perceived in the popular imagination as being almost single-handedly responsible for the Indian Removal Act and the resultant Trail of Tears. Jackson could be ambivalent regarding Native Americans, treating the Red Stick Creek as enemies at Horseshoe Bend, while the Cherokee and Choctaw as allies at Horseshoe Bend and New Orleans, respectively. Whether Jackson viewed Indian Nations as enemies or allies, though, his first and overriding priority was white settlement and expansion; and as Jackson saw it the Nations had best accommodate Removal for their own good – regardless of how the Native American Nations themselves saw it.
Tickets are $6 for non-members, free for members, and may be purchased at the door with cash or card. For more information, call 770-297-5900 or visit www.negahc.org.
The 2019 Brenau Summer Dance Intensive is going strong! Over 90 high school dance students from all over the U.S. are taking classes in ballet, modern, jazz, West African, hip-hop classes and more. Classes are taught by Brenau’s faculty and guest artists from Atlanta, Chicago, Virginia and New York. The students are having a wonderful time taking classes, enjoying local attractions and making new friends.
Join us at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, for a public performance of new dance works showcasing Brenau Summer Intensive students in the Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy a glorious conclusion of the intensive. Tickets will be $5 at the door.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents the first of a three-part New Gainesville Chautauqua series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.
This year’s Chautauqua series explores the decade of the 1830s.
The first figure to take the Chautauqua stage is Cherokee leader John Ross, portrayed by actor Alex Morse. In his youth, Chief Ross fought with Andrew Jackson against the Red Stick Creek and later caused Jackson considerable trouble by fighting Indian removal vigorously and vehemently.
Price of admission is $6 or free for history center members. Tickets may be purchased at the door with cash or card. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The 28th Annual Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee presented by the Alliance for Literacy will take place 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, in the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts’ Hosch Theatre. Adult teams try to out-spell each other to raise funds to support literacy programs in Hall County. Open to the public. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults and $5 for children. There will be family fun and great door prizes.
The Northeast Georgia History Center presents Frontier No More from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18.
As the 1830’s draw to a close, the sad chapter of Indian Removal ends in North Georgia, and what white settlers called “the frontier” has become their homesteads. This special Saturday Family Day explores the 1830s with living history demonstrations and activities. Presented as part of the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center.
Brenau students Suzanna Durand, Ashley Watson and Kelsey Kloker performed at the second annual Pregnancy and Infant Loss Memorial Service on March 23 in Walters Auditorium at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
This event honors the lives of the infants who are no longer with us. At the ceremony, each family received a candle to light in honor of their infant.
Thank you to our amazing students and everyone who came out to support this event.
The Spectrum Singers and Vocal Chamber Ensemble present Dare to Dream, a concert of special songs with a vision of our future 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, in Hosch Theatre of the John S. Burd Center. Bobby Ivey, director. Free and open to the public.
The Northeast Georgia History Center’s next Family Day, From the Mountains to the Sea: The Civil War in North Georgia, is from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, April 14.
This family-friendly event will examine the Civil War’s effects in North Georgia and feature living-history demonstrations, hands-on activities, games and museum theater performances. Free and open to the public. Information: 770-297-5900.