Culture & Community

The power of place helps to define the Heritage Area theme of Culture and Community.

The expanses of open land, picturesque barns and modest granite buildings speak to the once-rural quality of the area. These features now reflect how the people once relied on local materials and building techniques,and on each other to survive in a sparsly populated land.

While many of these areas are not open to the public, they can still be experienced, especially from the PATH trail system.

 

Lithonia Walk About Tour

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, […]

Journeys Project Makes History Personal

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 […]

Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition

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 […]

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