Buckhead Heritage July 2019 Newsletter

July Speaker Series – East Lake Where Bobby Learned to Play by author Linton Hopkins

July 11, 7 pm St. Philip’s Cathedral, Gould Room

Linton Hopkins, now a retired Physician, began writing down the stories about legends like Bobby Jones he’d heard at East Lake Club over the past 30 years. Tom Cousins told him “If you write it, I’ll sell It”. That book sold out, and this is the sequel.

Rumor has it that Alexa Stirling, U.S. Women’s Amateur golf champion in 1916, ’19 and ’20, might also come to tell her story. Since Alexa was born in the 1890s and would now be over 120 years young, we’re not sure what to expect, but it promises to be very entertaining.

Event Tickets available here


August Book Club & Author Talk

August 22, 7 pm 3180 Mathieson Lofts

Crossing the Moss Line by Grace Hawthorne, who will join us to discuss her latest book. It is “a Gullah/Geechee tale of choices, consequences and wicked Southern humor”.  This is Hawthorne’s third book. She has written everything from ad copy for septic tanks to lyrics for Sesame Street and the libretto for an opera. Grace is a Buckhead resident.

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More 2019 Events

July 11 – Speaker Series: Linton Hopkins, “East Lake Where Bobby Learned to Play”

August 7 – Richard Waterhouse, Oakland Cemetery’s Buckhead History, at Lenbrook

August 22 – August Bookclub and Author Talk, Crossing the Moss Line

September 5 – Speaker Series: Rudy Harrel, Evolution of Peachtree Residences

September 24 – Pancake Supper at White House Restaurant and History Talk with Demos

Oct 10 – October Bookclub and Author Talk, Georgia Place Names

November 7 – Speaker Series: Ken Thomas, The Real Story of how Wieuca Road got its Name

December 12 – Save the Date – Buckhead Heritage Holiday Party

Volunteers Needed

Buckhead Heritage is a volunteer run group and can always utilize a variety of skills, including folks to help at events, cemetery cleanups, and on several preservation projects that could use research, committee and leadership help. If you’ve like to have some fun, learn something while helping the community, and meet some neighbors then we’d love to talk to you. Please contact Richard at the office.  

2019 Board & Staff

John Beach – President
Fay Pearce, Jr. – Vice President
Michael D. Armstrong – Treasurer
Howard C. Benson – Secretary
Tamara A. Bazzle – Immediate Past President

Board of Directors
Ivan Allen IV
Beckie Amos
Michael D. Armstrong
Tres Carpenter
Will House
Charlotte Margolin
Christy Morris
Elizabeth Morgan Spiegel
Joe Thomas

Emeritus Board
Tamara A. Bazzle
Robert F. Helget
Sam Massell
Wright Mitchell

Advisory Board
Mera Cardenas
Edward L. Daugherty, FASLA
Chris Hastings
Wright Marshall
Frances H. Westbrook

Executive Director
Richard Waterhouse

Buckhead Heritage Society
3180 Mathieson Drive, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30305

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