East Altanta History Night, Tuesday March 7th
Sponsor the national historical registry application
The cost of preparing an application can cost several thousand dollars. With the help of Stephanie Cherry-Farmer and in collaboration with Georgia State University, the cost of preparing this application comes in under $1,000! EACA needs your help pulling together the money to help pay for the application. Anything will help!
Summary of History Night
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East Atlanta History Night, Tuesday March 7th
Join us to help tell the story of East Atlanta!
This spring, the East Atlanta Community Association is sponsoring the completion of a draft National Register of Historic Places nomination for East Atlanta. The draft is being completed by Georgia State University graduate students. This project is focusing on the general area from Moreland Avenue north and east to I-20, and south generally to Eastland and Fayetteville roads.
A narrative developmental history constitutes a significant part of a nomination document. The students need the help of East Atlantans current and past to document as much of East Atlanta’s development from the 1880s through the 1970s as possible.
We invite the public to bring old photographs, house plans, articles, real estate ads, business ads, property sales brochures, yearbooks from the neighborhood schools, old church bulletins, and any other type of historical documentation relevant to this area to Brannan Towers on the evening of March 7. The students will have scanners on site to copy this documentation, and will be prepared to interview anyone with oral history to share.
If you cannot attend March 7, but have documentation or information to share about the development of or life in these neighborhood before the 1970s, or questions about this project, please contact Stephanie L. Cherry-Farmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (609) 203-2285.
NOTE: This event does not include planned programming or a presentation of historical documentation or findings- this event is simply a "get together" designed to facilitate connecting individuals with historical documentation to share to the research team that needs to see it.
We are honored to document and recognize the history of East Atlanta, and we thank you in advance for your assistance!
Celebrate the history of East Atlanta as the GSU students share their findings as they prepare the community's application for the National Register of Historic Places.
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East Atlanta Security Patrol (EASP) is increasing patrols in East Atlanta for the summer months and would like to extend a special offer to new members. Join before May 24 and your membership will begin in time for extra patrols during the Memorial Day holiday. That’s over 1 month of free membership! EASP employs off-duty Zone Six police officers to perform additional patrols within the East Atlanta community. All patrol officers are armed, in uniform, with full arrest powers.
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Buy local at EAV’s Community Farmers market happening every Thursday evening starting on April 11. Enjoy activities for the kids, live music, chef demonstrations and ATL's freshest veggies, fruits, bread, eggs and more at the farmers market. Will we see you there?
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Hop into the Spring season with the annual East Atlanta Easter Egg Hunt & Festival hosted by East Atlanta Kids Club on Saturday, April 13 from 10am - 12:30pm at Brownwood Park. This is a fun community-wide event for kids of all ages with the egg hunt, egg decorating, crafts, games, and lots of sweet treats! Many ways to help, either as a volunteer or make a monetary donation.
East Atlanta Kids Club is offering a Sci-Tech Fun & Fitness Camp at Brownwood Park in East Atlanta which offers hands-on activities including science experiments, technology and robotics, arts and crafts, music and beat making, and cooking and healthy eating to campers aged 7 to 14. Learn more about this fun camp option.
Join EACA Parks and Greenspace Committee on Saturday, April 6, as we continue our partnership with Trees Atlanta's 2019 Greenspace Guardians to rescue Brownwood Park's forest form the grip of non-native invasive weeds and restore native shrubs and wildflowers.