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 many 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 upcoming.

      

JULY BOOK CLUB GATHERING FOR MEMBERS ONLY, July 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

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.

To register for this free event, click here

 

 

THE LIMELIGHT-HOTLANTA-OH MY!

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.

There is a flight of stairs to get to the event.

Admission is $10.00 for members & $20.00 for non-members. 

To register for this event, click here

 

 

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.

To register for this event, click here

 

 

OCTOBER BOOK CLUB GATHERING FOR MEMBERS ONLY, October 4, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

The third free book club gathering for members-only will be held Thursday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. The book to be discussed is 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.

To register for this free event, click here

 

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH MAYOR SAM MASSELL

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 

 

Tickets are $10.00 for  members and $20.00 for non-members.

To register for this event, click here