The welcome center will feature work from Salvadoran artist Renata Maia and international photographer Sue Copley.
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
The Norcross Welcome Center will debut the Ravensbrück concentration camp exhibit this Monday, Jan. 7.
Updated, 8:40 a.m. The Norcross Welcome Center will hold an exhibit this month on Ravensbrück, a women’s concentration camp during the Holocaust in World War II. The exhibit will be on display starting Monday, Jan. 7, with an opening reception to be held in the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center on Sunday, Jan. 13. According to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Ravensbrück camp in northern Germany was the largest concentration camp for women in the German Reich, coming second in size after the women's camp in Auschwitz-Birkenau. While the prison started off with 900 women in 1939, Ravensbrück grew in 1945 to 50,000 prisoners, who came from more than 30 different countries. The Norcross Welcome Center & Museum is …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Author Jeff Clemmons was at the Norcross Welcome Center to promote his book, "Rich's: A Southern Institution," and carolers sang holiday tunes.
The Norcross Welcome Center was filled with Christmas cheer Tuesday with carolers and a book signing by Jeff Clemmons, the author of "Rich's: A Southern Institution." Check out the photos Patch took of the festive evening. See also: Don’t miss any Norcross news. Subscribe to Norcross Patch’s free newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Monday, July 16, 2012
A presentation and talk on the scout dog platoons in Vietnam will be at the Norcross Cultural Arts and Community Center on Wednesday.
Love dogs in action? The Norcross Welcome Center and Museum will present America's Lost Heroes: The Scout Dog Platoons in Vietnam this Wednesday with commander Stan Stockdale. Stockdale, a second lieutenant in the infantry who resides in the North Atlanta area, was the original platoon commander of the 47th Scout Dog Platoon. After forming a unit of 28 men and 28 German shepherds, he led them through training at Fort Benning in Georgia. In 1968, Stockdale's unit joined the 101st Airborne outside Hue, the old capitol of Vietnam. There, the "dog teams" helped keep the infantry units out of harm's way by patrolling the mountains and jungles. At Wednesday's presentation, Stockdale will be retelling these stories of the service that the …
Monday, June 25, 2012
The Norcross Welcome Center will host a historical discussion on its latest exhibit, Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II.
The curators of the Norcross Welcome Center's latest exhibit, Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II, will join guests in a discussion about the show this Wednesday. Julia Brock and Richard Harker of Kennessaw State University's Museum of History & Holocaust Education will talk about the many roles women had during World War II, in connection with their 10-panel traveling exhibit. The Beyond Rosie title refers to Rosie the Riveter, the lady whom many of us recognize from the "We Can Do It!" posters. Brock and Harker also will explain the development of the exhibit, which was installed June 1 at the Welcome Center, and the central role that KSU students played in the process. The Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II talk will take place …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The work will be installed Friday.
The Norcross Welcome Center will have a new exhibit installed Friday on the roles of women during World War II. Beyond Rosie: Women in World War II is a traveling exhibit from Kennesaw State University's Museum of History & Holocaust Education, according to Downtown Manager Cate Kitchen. The exhibit will have 10 panels describing women in the war effort during World War II. The title refers to Rosie the Riveter, the lady many of us recognize from the "We Can Do It!" posters. According to the National Park Service, the government used Rosie to encourage women to work in factories and do other manual labor while the men were away on the battlefield. The exhibit will go deeper than just Rosie, though; women also took on many other roles, and…
Friday, April 13, 2012
The event coordinator for the Atlanta Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen will hold a history lecture on the fighter group.
A Tuskegee Airmen history lecture will be presented this Sunday in Norcross by Samuel A. Jones, the former events coordinator of the American fighter group's Atlanta chapter and a former air force member. Jones will be discussing the legends of these heroic pilots, how they earned the Congressional Gold medal and how they've affected different generations. As depicted in the recent film "Red Tails," the Tuskegee Airmen were the first African-American pilots to fly in combat during World War II. The group overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most respected fighter groups of the war, and they paved the way for full integration of the military, according to a statement from the city. A Tuskegee Airmen exhibit from Kennesaw …
Monday, March 19, 2012
The Norcross Old Timers Baseball Association’s museum class collection of memorabilia is officially at home.
The Norcross Old Timers Baseball Association’s museum class collection of memorabilia is officially at home at the Norcross Welcome Center, and it had its opening reception last Sunday. “For now at least,” said the association’s president, Carl Garner Jr. “I think we’ve finally, thanks to Cate Kitchen, have a place to properly display all of this,” Garner said, expressing his appreciation for the city and the other Old Timers gathered around him and their families. “I am so happy to have all of ya’ll around me today.” Garner smiled and said, “And I know every one of you!’ Like a reunion, families eagerly searched for the names of grandfathers, uncles and husbands listed on the pages of the museum’s rich collection of newspaper clippings, …
Friday, March 16, 2012
The welcome center is officially unveiling the Norcross Baseball Museum this Sunday.
After a Saturday filled with St. Patrick's Day festivities, head over to the welcome center Sunday for an opening reception on the Norcross Baseball Museum and History Room. The baseball museum, which used to be at city hall, has a new home in the welcome center with all its old favorites, in addition to some new items. Check out the old city uniforms, the bat and glove used to win the 1987 Dixie Youth Baseball World Series, and more. New information panels, which were compiled by graduate students from Kennesaw State University, local historians Edie Riehm and Gene Ramsey, and Welcome Center Coordinator (and newly appointed Downtown Manager) Cate Kitchen, have been added to give the exhibit a "museum" feel by telling the story of Norcross…
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Welcome Center is hosting a series of history lectures, with the first event scheduled for Wednesday on a civil rights advocate.
This Wednesday marks the opening night for the Norcross Welcome Center's new historical lecture series. Taking place at 6:30 p.m., the first lecture will be "Southern Sisters: Building Bridges of Understanding During the Civil Rights Movement" by local historian Edie Riehm. She will cover the life and work of Georgia civil rights advocate Dorothy Tilly and her group of Southern churchwomen. "She was someone about whom I wrote in my master's thesis 10 years ago," said Riehm, who's also a doctoral candidate at Georgia State. Since writing her thesis, she's dedicated much of her time to Tilly: She's written a chapter about her in an anthology on women civil rights activitists, in addition to two other publications. Tilly also figures …