The historic Vaughters’ Farmhouse on Klondike Road is again bustling with activity. The Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance has completed a rehabilitation for National Heritage Area operations. In conjunction with the PATH Foundation and Georgia State Parks, the property will soon have a new trailhead linking directly to 33 miles of dedicated hike/bike trails. The […]
The roots of the City of Lithonia run deep. Explorers can discover the remains of the first public African American school in DeKalb County, two historic churches founded in the 1860s, and local shops. Use the Walk About map to create your own self-guided tour of this community. After you enjoy the sites in Lithonia, […]
We have reached our limit for participants! Please email us to be added to our contact list for updates on future digs. You can help archaeologists on an exciting journey in search of clues to the history of an all but forgotten community. About the project: The Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is partnering with the […]
Shared memory is the basis for “Redressing the Stone: The Journeys Project in Lithonia, Georgia.” Months of research has cumulated in an exhibition merging history and art by visual mythologist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier. The project celebrates Lithonia’s ancestors with personal and private photographs and handmade items. To visually tell the story of early Lithonia, the artist […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area has dozens of historic houses and cultural buildings. Here are just a few that we are working to preserve and share with the community.
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 […]