17th Annual Tucker Plant Swap & Share – Saturday, April 21, 2018

Tucker Plant Swap & Share. Join us at the Tucker First Baptist Church Parking Lot at 5073 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm for the 2018 seventeenth annual plant swap & share. Bring a plant, take a plant. All plants are free, but donations are welcomed. This is a fund raiser for the Tucker Historical Society.

Perennials, native plants, annuals, Shrubs, trees, house plants, books, tools, seeds and pots are welcome.

City of Tucker Partners with the Tucker Historical Society on “Timeless Tucker”

TUCKER, Ga. (February 15, 2018) – The City of Tucker Thursday introduced Timeless Tucker, an online application that allows users to look back over 126 years of history in the community. The application is the result of a collaboration between Tucker’s Geographic Information System (GIS) Department and the Tucker Historical Society.

“What you find in Tucker is that people are really proud of the history and there is a lot of history to be proud of,” says app designer and City GIS Analyst Tunan Hu. “That this history has been so well-preserved is a testament to the work of the volunteers at the Historical Society.”

The new app features rarely-seen photographs of Tucker’s Main Street, retail establishments and historical markers all presented alongside a modern-day map of the City to provide geographical perspective. It is the latest in a series of applications created by the GIS Department and available to residents on the City’s website.

“We are hopeful that Tucker’s younger residents will be able to use this app to gain an appreciation for the history of this community,” Hu explains. “At the same time, we hope it gives our lifelong residents an opportunity to reminisce as they see pictures of the Tucker that they remember from childhood.”

Tucker’s GIS Department now oversees seven apps, including the popular City Map and Tucker Outdoors, which offers an interactive way to explore the City’s Parks and Recreation assets. All apps are available at tuckerga.gov.

Source: City of Tucker, New ‘Timeless Tucker’ App Explores City’s Rich History

“Tucker Nostalgia” Map Compares 1915 to Present-day Tucker

TUCKER, Ga. (August 9, 2017) – The City of Tucker GIS Department is stepping into the past in introducing its newest web application. ‘Tucker Nostalgia’ gives users the opportunity to compare current-day maps of the City with a map from more than 100 years ago.

“We’re really excited about the opportunity to provide this unique way of looking back at Tucker’s roots,” explains Tucker GIS Analyst Chris Rice, who created the app.

The app features a sliding bar that allows the user to overlay a 1915 map on top of current GIS mapping of Tucker. The 1915 map was provided to the City by the Tucker Historical Society.

“It’s great to have partners at City Hall who value the rich history of our community,” says Tucker Historical Society President Matthew Lee. “With Tucker flourishing as a regional destination for families and businesses, it’s critical that we preserve the past and share it with younger generations.”

‘Tucker Nostalgia’ is one of a series of free apps that can be found on the City of Tucker website at www.tuckerga.gov.

Source: City of Tucker, City of Tucker Unveils New App, ‘Tucker Nostalgia’

Pictorial Postmark Honoring Tucker’s History

As part of the 125th Celebration of Tucker, Georgia the Tucker Historical Society and the Friends of Tucker Parks have collaborated with the US Postal Service to create a one-day-only anniversary pictorial postmark honoring Tucker’s history.

The U.S. Postal Service will be on site at the Tucker Recreation Center on Saturday June 24, 2017 from 9AM to 2PM. Tucker-themed postcards will be available to purchase at the event or people can bring their own items to mail. To make the event even more special, the postmaster will be using the desk that belonged to Alf Chewning, Tucker’s first postmaster.

Please spread the word to friends and family with a Tucker connection and to all your stamp and postmark collecting associates