Hear little-known and never-heard-before stories about the interplay of gold mining, kinship, religious networks, and education in North Georgia’s history at Reinhardt University’s second annual history symposium March 22 & 23.
All activities are in the Bannister Glasshouse in the Hasty Student Life Center, unless otherwise noted. For more information and to register click:
Friday, March 22
- 3:30 p.m. – “Waleska as Epicenter: Gold-seeking Methodists & the Development of Emory, Reinhardt & Young Harris Colleges” (featured address by Dr. Kenneth Wheeler)
- 5 p.m. – Optional dinner in the nearby Gordy Center for $6.50 per person
- 7 p.m. – “Echoes of Cherokee County”, dramatic readings from selected primary historical documents (produced by Dr. Kevin Crawford, Assistant Professor of English and Theatre, Reinhardt University).
Saturday, March 23
- 8:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast
- 9 a.m. – “Emancipation & Education in ‘Them Thar Hills’: Schools & North Georgia After the Civil War” (featured address by Dr. Jennifer Lund Smith)
- 10 a.m. – “Understanding the Intertwinings” Panelists Dr. Jonathan Atkins, Berry College; Dr. Tene Harris Davis, Georgia State University; and Dr. Kenneth H. Wheeler, Reinhardt University will share remarks & answer audience questions.