From the DeKalb History Center…
The DeKalb History Center will present a Civil War symposium on July 11 with a series of events and presentations lasting from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The focus of the day’s activities will be on people and events in and around Atlanta and DeKalb County during the war. Events include a walking tour, lectures, a panel discussion, lunch, a play and an optional bus tour. History Center programming and preservation coordinator JennyGoldemund said “This is a ‘can’t miss’ event for those interested in the history of the Civil War in our area.”
The schedule for the day begins at 9 am with a Civil War walking tour of downtown Decatur followed at 10 am by a presentation by Gordon Jones of the Atlanta History Center entitled The Battles In and Around Atlanta. At 11 a.m. Robert A. Pratt of the University of Georgia will present The Fate of the Freedmen. The 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. segments are both free and sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council.
Lunch and a panel discussion with Pratt, Jones and Will Bryant from The Battle of Atlanta Commemorative Organization (B’ATL) will begin at noon. Lunch will be provided by Fox Brothers Bar-B-Q and will be followed at 1 p.m. with a production of Shadows of the Past, a play about the Civil War in DeKalb County
From 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. and from 3:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. there will be guided bus tours of the front lines of the war in DeKalb County by B’ATL (The Battle of Atlanta Commemorative Organization). There is a $15 charge for the bus tour; advance reservations are required.
Advance paid reservations include all events except the bus tour. The advanced reservation price is $35 per person for members of DeKalb History Center and $40 for non-members. The bus tour is an additional $15 per person. Walk up tickets are $60 per person and do not include the bus tour.
For additional information or to register by phone call (404) 373-1088, ext. 20 or visit www.dekalbhistory.org
Photo courtesy of DeKalb History Center’s Facebook Page