Come out and explore the most diverse square mile in America—Clarkston! In August, we’re heading to the Clarkston Community Center to learn more about the unique history and culture of the area.
Founded in 1882 as a small town on the Georgia railroad, Clarkston has become one of the most diverse cities in Georgia. Learn about the history of the city through a fun game of trivia (hint: you can find some answers to possible questions in our latest blog) and tours of the Clarkston Community Center—an excellent example of adaptive reuse of the historic Clarkston High School. Don’t miss the amazing onsite local vendors, including Sunavworld, a small business committed to empowering women in Nepal and Atlanta, and Johari Africa, which employees refugee women and women artisans in Africa.
As a special bonus, see Clarkston Community Center's contemporary textile art exhibition, featuring K.Joy Peters and Sandy Teepne. Also on display will be the Refuge or Refusal exhibition created by the Museum of History and Holocaust Education at Kennesaw State University. The exhibit is a view into five key moments which emerged as turning points in U.S. immigration policy. In collaboration with CivicGeorgia, Refuge or Refusal will continue on display for further viewing at the Clarkston Library from August 16 to September 12.
Special thanks to our friends at the DeKalb History Center for their help in researching the history of Clarkston. Be sure to stop by their table at the event to learn more about their resources.
Parking is available in the Clarkston Community Center parking lot as well as along College Avenue.
As always, Party with the Past is free for you and me! We just need you to RSVP to let us know you're coming.
Party With the Past is a FREE program connecting young ATLiens to the historic locations around them (and the cold brews they crave). Come explore Atlanta's past and build a stronger community for the future.