Expanses of open land

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

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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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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Journeys Project Makes History Personal
Mar 15, 2013
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...

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Lithonia Rocks! – An Expedition
Dec 6, 2012
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...

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