City of Norcross to hold Dedication Ceremony for painting of historic downtown Norcross followed by Cemetery Tour
Norcross — With the county’s Bicentennial festivities underway, many cities are finding this to be a time of reflection, and the City of Norcross is no different—history is a major part of what makes Norcross the charming, beloved town its residents call home today and on Saturday, February 24th the City looks forward to celebrating that very thing.
Two events, a Dedication Ceremony and Cemetery Tour, will complement each other for a day of discovery and remembrance in this historic Gwinnett city.
Read on for more details on each event:
Dedication Ceremony – 12 p.m.
To start the day, there will be a dedication for Florence Warbington Green’s original painting of Norcross’ historic downtown. The painting is on extended loan to the Norcross Museum & Welcome Center, and the City is honored to play host to this amazing piece representing our town’s history. The ceremony will be held in the Welcome Center at 189 Lawrenceville Street.
Cemetery Tour – 1 p.m.
Local historian and tour guide (and co-author of the book Images of America: Norcross) Gene Ramsay will tell of the life and times of a number of Norcross area residents of years past on this historic walking tour of the Norcross City Cemetery. Norcross is the second oldest city in Gwinnett and was the first to be placed on the Register of Historic Places. The Cemetery dates back to the 1800s, and Ramsay's tales make a great way to learn more about Norcross. Entrance to the cemetery is located at 110 South Cemetery Street.
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