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Gwinnett Historical Society

Historical Marker Dedication in Remembrance of the Lynching of Charles Hale

Historical Marker Dedication Honoring the Memory of Charles Hale

The Gwinnett Remembrance Coalition, in partnership with the City of Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, the Gwinnett Historical Restoration & Preservation Board, and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) of Montgomery, Alabama, dedicated a historical marker honoring the memory of Charles Hale. Mr. Hale, an African American resident of Gwinnett County, was lynched in 1911 in Lawrenceville Square.

Dacula Mayor Wilbanks presents an overview of Dacula’s History.

A city once called Hoke

“We are living history and we each have our own personal stories to tell. What is today will be different tomorrow,” said Dacula’s Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks as he provided an overview of the history of Dacula on November, 2, 2016 at the Gwinnett County Public Library – Dacula Branch.

Linda Blase in her Atlanta Doll Clinic studio, Snellville

Restored dolls and toys revive memories

Linda Blase isn’t a “doll” person. It’s one of the reasons that she’s so very good at restoring them. Being able to look at a doll and see all its separate parts is difficult for someone who loves dolls.

Civil War author Stephen Davis to speak at Gwinnett Historical Society_1

Concurrent with the 150th year anniversary of General Sherman’s bombardment of Atlanta during the Civil War, The Gwinnett Historical Society is pleased to announce that Civil War author Stephen Davis will speak at the Society’s May 19th meeting at the old Historical Courthouse in downtown Lawrenceville.