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2017-2018 Field Trips and Activities
Photos and descriptions

Feb. 1, 2017 Macedonia and Warsaw Cemeteries

Mar. 29, 2017 Mt. Zion Church and Rogers-Bell Cemetery

June 10, 2017 "Hero 4 a Day" cleanup of Macedonia Cemetery

July 22, 2017 History program at Macedonia Cemetery

October 8, 2017 Donation of Books and History program at Spruill Oaks Library

Oct. 21-22, 2017 Display and history activity at the Johns Creek Arts Festival

Dec. 6, 2017 Visit to the Roswell Archives

March 15, 2018 Tour of the Smith Plantation

August 10, 2018 Visit to the Alpharetta History Museum

Oct. 20-21, 2018 Display and history activity at the Johns Creek Arts Festival

Dec 4, 2018 Tour of the old Warsaw School building

Activities - Trips and exploring historic resources

Visiting historic Rogers-Bell cemetery
Visiting the Rogers-Bell Cemetery

In addition to regular scheduled meetings, there will be opportunities to join others in exploring historic resources in the area and in researching inhabitants and life in the Johns Creek area during earlier times.

Trips to local cemeteries, history sites, museums, and to archival resource centers, plus meeting and networking with members of other historical societies.


Past Activities and Tours

Historic Warsaw School

December 4, 2018
Tour of the Warsaw School

This was a wonderful tour of one of Johns Creek's historic structures. It was led by Mark Burkhalter who preserved a piece of Johns Creek history by purchasing, renovating, and repurposing the building, while maintaining its historic integrity. Mark also attended the school as a child, so this was a great chance to learn about the building's history and hear memories of attending the school when this area was still rural.


October 20-21, 2018 Historical Society at the Johns Creek Arts Festival

We had a busy two days meeting and talking history with visitors at the Johns Creek Arts Festival October 20th and 21st!

We hope all enjoyed learning a bit about the Johns Creek area in the 1800s, playing with toys from the past, and making pinwheels.



August 10, 2018 Tour of the Alpharetta History Museum

The JC Historical Society explored the new Alpharetta History Museum, located in the Alpharetta City Hall with Pat Miller, President of the Alpharetta-Old Milton Historical Society.



Smith Plantation, Roswell GA
March 15, 2018 Tour of the Smith Plantation in Roswell

The Johns Creek Historical Society booked a group guided tour of the Smith Plantation and visited this antebellum home built in 1845.



December 6, 2017 Visit to the Roswell Archives

We toured the Roswell Archives located in the Roswell Cultural Arts Center,  visiting their research library, viewing some of their collection of documents, maps, clothing, photos, etc., and learning how they store and organize their sizable collection of physical archives.



October 21-22, 2017 Historical Society at the Johns Creek Arts Festival

Historical Society at festival Historical Society pinwheel craft

Under the tent with other Cultural Arts Alliance of Johns Creek nonprofits, we enjoyed talking about our organization and sharing local history stories with Johns Creek residents and visitors to the area.

On Sunday, the Historical Society provided a free pinwheel heritage craft in partnership with the Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center.


October 8, 2017 Local History Books presented to the Johns Creek Spruill Oaks Library!

Tim Spruell, historian Tim Spruell, a local historian and descendant of the Spruell/Spruill family, spoke October 8th about the 4 historic communities of today's City of Johns Creek.

At an October 8th program, local history books were presented to the library.

The books are are still being processed by the Fulton County Library System, but will soon be available in the reference area for any interested in tracing the genealogy of a local family or discovering stories of the land, events, and earlier inhabitants of the Johns Creek area.

Providing several libraries with a research section on local history is an initiative of the Alpharetta & Old Milton Historical Society. The Johns Creek Historical Society is proud to be a partner in this initiative.


Macedonia Cemetery

July 22, 2017 History Program at Macedonia Cemetery

Program included the the history of the cemetery, church, and landowners of the 1800s. Research by the Historical Society was shared to clear up misunderstandings and errors in the story of slave April Waters.


June 10, 2017 "Hero 4 a Day" Cleanup of Macedonia Cemetery
Photo shows just some of the many "Hero 4 a Day" volunteers who removed trash, limbs, and other debris from the cemetery under Rachel Sullivan's leadership.

Macedonia Cemetery cleanup crew


March 29, 2017 Visit to the Mt. Zion Church and Rogers-Bell Cemetery

Historic Mt. Zion Church   Plaque Mt Zion Church

Historic Rogers-Bell Cemetery

 

 

 


February 1, 2017 Tour of the Macedonia and Warsaw cemeteries.