Buckhead Events

Buckhead Heritage sponsors a variety of events throughout the year that relate to the history of Buckhead. Active Members are given priority of attendance, but most events will be open to the public when space is available. Join our E-vent email list by clicking here, and be the first to know what’s coming.


Upcoming Events


2018 Holiday Party

Thursday December 13th, 2018

A rare opportunity to see this historic Buckhead home while gathered with friends at the 2018 Buckhead Heritage Society Annual Holiday Party.  Guests will gather to celebrate the holidays with an evening of drinks, music and dining starting at 7 p.m.

The Eaton home on Howell Mill Road, built in 1921, was originally known as the Mary Elizabeth Tyler house. It is a Classical Revival-style residence that features a two-story pediment portico supported by massive Corinthian columns. The central entrance is bordered by sidelights and capped by a fanlight. A one-story porch stretches the length of the primary façade and wraps around both sides of the home. Rear additions were made to the residence in 1977 and 2000. The House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Honorary Co-Chairs Melody & Joe Thomas

Event Co-Chairs Christy Morris & Charlotte Margolin

To register for this event, click here

Presenting Sponsor 









Special thanks for centerpiece to Michal Evans Flora and Event Planning


Event Patrons 

Betsy and Scott Akers

Tamara and Ken Bazzle

Ann and John Beach

Sherri and Jesse Crawford

Elizabeth and Mark Feidler

Sandy and Dave Ferguson


Bonnie and Bob Helget

Antonia and Wright Mitchell

Mary Lu and Wade Mitchell

Christy and John Morris

Stephanie and Austin Stephens

Melody and Joe Thomas


Host Committee

Beckie and John Amos

Barbara and Frank Bazzel

Virginia Groves Beach

Sheila and Howard Benson

Jane and Dameron Black

Suzette and Stan Brading

Katharine and Alan Elsas

Mary Ann and Hunter Groton

Penny and George Hart

Blanchette and Frank Maier

Tracy Gray Monk

Mary M. Patton

Ann and Fay Pearce

Christie and Chad Wright

To register for this event, click here.





January Book Club Meeting

January 24, 2019 7:00 pm

The next book club will review Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings & White Lightning written by Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle. The group will gather at the Mathieson Exchange Lofts in Buckhead. The authors will discuss Georgia’s protracted and intense battle, that changed the industrial and social landscape of Atlanta and unleashed a flood of Illegal liquor that continually flowed in the wettest city in the South. Even though the book club gathering is free, please register below.

Buckhead Heritage book club events are hosted at our office (Mathieson Lofts, 3180 Mathieson Dr, Atlanta 30305) or at a Buckhead historical site related to the book. We read and discuss books relevant to our area history, and there is no charge for our members.

 To register for this event, click here.



Valentine’s Patron’s Event

February 14, 2019 5:30 to 8 pm

Private residence on Andrews Drive

This is a Patrons level only cocktail buffet event at a gorgeous private home. Bring your sweetheart and enjoy drinks and a buffet catered by Soiree, or stop by to mingle with friends on your way out for the evening. A short presentation on history will be included, and there is no charge for this event.  



Phoenix Flies New Hope Church Event

March 23, 2019

New Hope Church on Arden Road

Buckhead Heritage will participate in the citywide Phoenix Flies program organized by the Atlanta Preservation Center with tours of the history of New Hope Church dating back to the late 1800’s. The congregation will host a BBQ for visitors. There is no charge for this event, although donations to the church will be welcome.


Past Events



Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Buckhead Historian Thornton Kennedy will interview Sam Massell on Thursday, November 1st, 7 p.m. at the Atlanta International School Early Education Center. Thornton will lead Sam  in discussing his rich life and how important Buckhead has been to him all these years Highlights from Mayor Massell’s career include:

While Mayor, he and his administration are credited  with establishing MARTA, with developing the city’s first enclosed arena, the Omni Coliseum, and with  the building of “Five Points” Woodruff Park, all with no call on ad valorem taxes

Spending twenty years as a Realtor, becoming Vice President of Allan-Grayson Realty Company, then one of the largest commercial brokerage firms in Atlanta


The third free book club gathering for members-only was held Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. The book discussed was Play it Again, Sam: The Notable Life of Sam Massell, Atlanta’s First Minority Mayor, by Charles McNair.

Sam Massell, a great supporter of Buckhead Heritage and an Emeritus Board Member, has lived an extraordinary life. McNair notes Massell has “excelled in four careers, including twenty-two years in elected offices, thirteen years in the tourism industry, and is now in his thirtieth year of association management”.

He was Atlanta’s first Jewish mayor in 1970 and changed the landscape of the city by creating Atlanta’s Urban Design Commission, establishing MARTA, and appointing the first woman to the City Council.


Buckhead Heritage Society Patrons Tour of Governors Mansion

9.20.2018 | GA Governors Mansion

CIVIL WAR MONUMENTS LECTURE, September 9, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Robert Price, longtime volunteer and Trustee at Oakland Cemetery, will talk about his many years of researching, documenting, and photographing Civil War monuments in the United States. He has over 110,000 digital images in his collection. Bob has a lifetime interest in the Civil War and feels that his photos will serve as resources for the public and for historians who study the meaning and the perception of these monuments in an ever changing society.  His talk will begin promptly in the Bobby Jones Room, Bell Tower, Oakland Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 9 with a tour of the Civil War sites in Oakland after the presentation. Refreshments will be served between the presentation and the tour. Non-members: $20.00 & Members: $10.00.

Please note the stairs to the upstairs Bobby Jones Room in the Bell Tower, are very steep and not accessible for a wheel chair or walker.


Sanctuary Night Club, Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 7 p.m.

Buckhead Heritage’s much-anticipated Limelight program is coming August 22nd.  We’ll welcome former Limelight staff members:

·  Duncan Black, Bouncer

·  Guy D’Alema, Public Relations and House Photographer

·  Brian Rouleau, General Manager

We’ll hear stories from this amazing club and era in Buckhead’s history, and Guy will be projecting photos from his recent book LIMELIGHT … in a sixtieth of a second. Rumor has it  that many of our Buckhead Heritage Board Members still have their Limelightoutfits, and everyone brave enough is encouraged to dress the part. If we show a picture of you during the program and you’re willing to claim it, you might even get a free drink. Of course, there’ll be a chance to show off your old disco moves, too. But no dancing on the speakers!

The Sanctuary is located at 3209 Paces Ferry Place, Atlanta, Georgia  30305.


Buckhead Heritage Executive Director Richard Waterhouse will lead the second free book club series for members-only on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m. The book being discussed will be City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future by Mark Pendergrast.

Pendergrast, a native Atlanta who now lives in Vermont, writes about the importance of the beltline and how “it will complete a twenty-two mile loop encircling downtown, transforming a massive ring of mostly defunct railways into a series of stunning parks connected by trails and streetcars.” The book was selected because Buckhead will be an important  part of the beltline.

Waterhouse, who lived on the beltline and walked many parts of it, will lead a discussion about whether the concept of the beltline has worked and whether the ambitious project can be completed by 2030.

Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movements

Buckhead Heritage is honored to have former Executive Director Erica Danylchak to talk about the book she co-authored with the late James R. Cothran called “Grave Landscapes: The Nineteenth-Century Rural Cemetery Movements”.

The lecture will be at St. Philips Cathedral, Gould Room,  2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $10.00 for members and $20.00 for non-members.

Erica will discuss the inspiration for rural cemeteries, their physical evolution, the nature of the landscapes they inspired, and the value of these cemeteries in the 21st century.

Buckhead’s Hidden Secrets 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt

5.5.2018 | Atlanta International School (aka North Fulton)

David Cruz Lecture on Native Americans
4.15.2018 | Lovett School Auditoreum

Book Club Meeting on Leo Frank

Phoenix Flies Tour and Talk
3.27.2018 | Harmony Grove Cemetery

Menaboni Lecture
3.1.2018 | Goodrum House and Spotswood Hall


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Buckhead Heritage Society

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Atlanta, GA 30305

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