Heritage Room News
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.
Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society Holiday Party
& Monthly Meeting
December 7, 2014
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
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.