In the News

The National Heritage Area is a pretty fascinating place and we’re pleased that others think so too. Here we’ll share the most recent stories published about events, activities and general interest.

Down and Dirty at the Lyon Farm

posted on December 6th, 2012  |  Read more

A shard of pottery or a rusted nail – to some it may be junk but to an archaeologist, it’s a treasure that might yield clues about people long gone. To hunt for these tidbits, The Alliance and The Georgia Historic Preservation Division hosted dozens of volunteers during public archaeology days. The historic Lyon Farm, DeKalb […]

Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

posted on December 6th, 2012  |  Read more

Granite relics, historic homesteads and spiritual sanctuaries were showcased at the first Arabia Mountain Expedition entitled “Lithonia Rocks.”  The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation organized the day-long tour for more than 80 curious explorers.  Highlights of the day included tours of private homes and gardens and personal discussions with artisans, designers and historians. The November […]

AMNHA named “Great Place”

posted on January 30th, 2012  |  Read more

The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area is pleased to be the recipient of the inaugural “Great Place” award by the Atlanta Regional Commission annual Development of Excellence awards.

Heritage Area subject of “Georgia Outdoors”

posted on November 14th, 2011  |  Read more

It’s difficult to sum up a place as vast and diverse as the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area in a neat package, but Sharon Collins from “Georgia Outdoors” on Georgia Public Broadcasting has managed.

Monastery featured on “Where in Georgia?”

posted on November 14th, 2011  |  Read more

The Monastery of the Holy Spirit was featured on 11Alive’s “Where in Georgia?” segment.  Ted Hall spent some time getting to know the monks and learning how they spend their day. They start at 4am so Ted and his crew had to get there early.  Don’t forget, you can visit the Monastery too – but […]