Historic Sites

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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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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Beyond the Mountains
May 26, 2020
Beyond the Mountains

The National Heritage Area contains 40,000 acres and miles of trails. Have you explored the NHA beyond Arabia and Panola Mountains? Here are several places to visit that you might not have been to...

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Black History Everyday
Mar 9, 2020
Black History Everyday

Metro-Atlanta is filled with African-American historic sites, including in the National Heritage Area.  The African American community has shaped our region’s story — one we can...

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Flat Rock: A Story of Roots and Resilience
Feb 15, 2019
Flat Rock: A Story of Roots and Resilience

Today, the T. A. Bryant, Sr. house sits in a patch of rural land at the very eastern edge of metropolitan Atlanta. This small house and homestead are a key part of DeKalb County’s African-American...

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Dec 12, 2018
Vaughters’ Barn Stabilization a Success

Following a month of work, stabilization of historic Vaughters’ Barn – the iconic white-painted structure located off of Klondike Road – is complete. The building required significant...

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Nov 9, 2018
Project Updates: Lyon Farmhouse Stabilization

Stabilization work has begun on the historic Lyon Farmhouse, part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area. This project will secure the aging structure and open the door to future education and...

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Oct 22, 2018
Preservation in Progress – Lyon Farmhouse

Stabilization work on the historic Lyon Farmhouse, part of the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, will begin in late October 2018. This work will secure the aging structure and open the door to...

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