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Heritage Room

Visit the Heritage Room to research genealogy, local & Georgia history, and more!

Heritage Room Hours

  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please call (706-613-3650 ext 350) or email the heritage staff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you have any questions.

Heritage Room News

Heritage Room Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2015 Internships

The Heritage Room has two unpaid internship opportunities available for the Spring 2015 semester. Students with an interest in archival studies and/or local history are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2014. For more information, please click on the links below.

Processing Internship Description

Digitization Internship Description

December 2014 Events and Classes

Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society Holiday Party

& Monthly Meeting

December 7, 2014

3:00pm

Multipurpose Room A

Join the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society for its regular monthly meeting and annual holiday party!  Guests are encouraged to bring a holiday refreshment to share. We will have a short special election and installation of officers. Members are always welcome to bring a friend. Meetnew officers and give a hearty thanks to those that are stepping down. Also, feel free to share genealogy ideas and stories with fellow members!

Image courtesy of Georgia State University Library.

 

Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library and Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room present Café au Libris: The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia

December 14, 2015

3:00 p.m.

Appleton Auditorium

Join us for a special Café au Libris with Charlotte Marshall, editor and publisher of The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, along with some of the other 12 well-known contributor of this new book! The 656-page book features more than 700 illustrations, 18 essays and eight appendices, all detailing the history and development of the place so many of us call "home." Contributors include: Amelia Andrews, Steven Brown, Patricia Cooper, Gary Doster, Theresa Flynn, Mary Anne Hodgson, Milton Leathers, Hubert McAlexander, Pete McCommons, Samuel Thomas and Mary Warren. Kenneth Storey designed the book and made many of the photographs. Other committee members include Janet Clarke, Marie Koenig, Henry Ramsey and Smith Wilson.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Reception to follow. For more information, call (706) 613-3650. Free and open to the public; co-sponsored by the Heritage Room and Friends of Athens-Clarke County Library. In Appleton Auditorium.

 

SELDOM SEEN: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill & Dorothy Paul

Through January 18, 2015

Heritage Room & Gallery

Beautiful and functional, pottery is a treasured, traditional art form for many cultures. The Heritage Room hosts a special exhibition, "Seldom Seen: American Art Pottery from the Collection of Bill and Dorothy Paul," through January 18. This exhibit features a sampling of the Pauls' renowned collection of American art pottery from all over the United States. The entire collection includes works from over 100 potters in 25 states from the first part of the 20th century with over 2,000 pieces in all. 

On display through January 18, 2015 during the Heritage Room's regular hours of operation.

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