Monthly Archives:
June 2020

Volunteering at Flat Rock Archives
Jun 25, 2020
Volunteering at Flat Rock Archives

On Juneteenth, we joined Flat Rock Archives Co-Founder and President Johnny Waits for a virtual tour of the Flat Rock Historic Cemetery. Flat Rock is one of the oldest Black communities in Georgia,...

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Celebrating Juneteenth
Jun 18, 2020
Celebrating Juneteenth

Above: The Board of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance at Vaughters’ Farm. (Please note that this photo was taken prior to social distancing requirements.) In 2020, the celebration of...

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History Harvest: Lyon Family
Jun 15, 2020
History Harvest: Lyon Family

History Harvest update! Thanks to Penny Thomas, we can share historic photos of members of the Lyon Family. The Lyons owned one of the first (and, today, oldest) homesteads in this area, dating back...

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Behind the Scenes: Flat Rock Video Shoot
Jun 11, 2020
Behind the Scenes: Flat Rock Video Shoot

We’ve been working on some videos about the Flat Rock Archives (forthcoming). While we’re getting the final videos ready, here’s a sneak peek behind-the-scenes of the video shoot!...

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Statement on Racial Justice
Jun 8, 2020
Statement on Racial Justice

Dear friends and supporters of the National Heritage Area: The history of race in America is both marred and defined by conflict and inequality. This national fault line has broken open again with...

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