13th ANNUAL BROWNING COURTHOUSE DAY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Tucker Historical Society invites the community to the 13th Annual Browning Courthouse Day on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Admission is Free for this Rain or Shine event.
The event is being held in conjunction with Tucker Recreation Center’s Annual Fall Festival which will give more people an opportunity to learn about Tucker history as well as the community services, enrichment classes and other year round services that occur at Tucker Recreation Center.
Browning Couthouse, circa 1860, will be open for visitors of all ages to see the special collections of Tucker Historical Society. Additionally, the Family Quilt Show which was a big hit last year, will return this year so you may display and share the history of your antique or more recently made quilts. (quilts are not for sale just for show).
The Tom Hill Band is returning to play a little bit of everything and something for everyone to enjoy.
The Tucker Recreation Center’s Annual Fall Festival includes their Annual Yard Sale and Cookout going on during the day.
Browning Courthouse is located on the front lawn of the Tucker Recreation Center at 4898 Lavista Road, Tucker, GA 30084.
For information on Browning Courthouse Day or to show your quilt at the Family Quilt Show please email to Kathy Powell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information on Tucker Recreation Center’s Annual Fall Festival please call 770-270-6226.
Tucker Historical Society will celebrate Tucker’s 122nd anniversary with a special Browning Courthouse Open House on Saturday, July 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War actions in the Tucker Northlake area. The DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau (DCVB) printed a nice brochure of historic sites and civil war points of interest in DeKalb County. Tucker’s Browning Courthouse is first on the list. The DCVB brochures will be available at the event.
In addition to viewing archives and collections inside and outside the building, scheduled guest speakers will also be on hand to share their stories.
Tucker Historical Society members, Mary Bolton and her brother Paul Thomas, descendants of the early Browning family; Fran Franz portraying Miss Mary Gay of Decatur as she shares her stories of helping the Confederate soldiers and saving her Decatur home during Union occupation; and Gregory Bailey, Deacon and Community Service Director of Salem Missionary Baptist Church will share his story of discovering his family’s slave roots in Lilburn.
On the front lawn, Tucker Civic Association plans to have related historical activities for kids of all ages, information tables for Tucker community groups and refreshments.
Come learn about Tucker history and enjoy the day!
The DeKalb Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at 1957 Lakeside Parkway Suite 510 Tucker, GA 30084. 770-492-5050 (Ext. 1058) or 866-633-5252 (Ext. 1058).
All Roads Lead to Tucker Georgia, written by former Tucker resident Helen Diane Story, will take you on a journey through Southern Charm and Wit, all the while learning what is truly important in life. Hear the words of a no nonsense Southern mother tell her daughter, “Girl, no matter where you are in life, you’ll never be lost as long as you remember, all roads lead to Tucker! Now put it in drive and get on down the road!”
The book is available for purchase at Diane’s website, Tucker Days Remembered, and on Amazon.
It was a great day with about 120 visitors to all the gardens. We thank our sponsors, ticket outlets, volunteers and gardeners for their support to make this a wonderful community event! Gardens are being visited this summer for next years tour, please email us if you would like for our committee to visit you and your garden.