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“Summerour Ancestry” Johns Creek Historical Society Meeting

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Johns Creek Historical Society Meeting on “Summerour Ancestry”.

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019
7:00pm

Summerour House
Autrey Mill Nature Preserve & Heritage Center
9770 Autrey Mill Road, Johns Creek 30022
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Come enjoy a fascinating program about one of Johns Creek’s historically prominent and interesting families

Summerour descendant and local historian, Charles Summerour, will tell the story of the Summerour family’s origin and migration, with particular focus on their time in Johns Creek. Topics will include the family’s involvement in gold mining, their family farms, their large brick house (located where Regal Cinema is today), memories of the Warsaw community, their Duluth tannery, and more.  Furthermore, all told the 1880s house is where the C.W. Summerour family once lived.

Johns Creek Historical Society meeting on Summerour Ancestry is open to any interested in local history. More info on the group here…

Finally, our thanks to Autrey Mill Nature Preserve and the City of Johns Creek for providing a location for our November 6th meeting.

—– More news from the Historical Society

 

Johns Creek Historical Society begins capturing oral histories with help from the City of Johns Creek

Oral History ProjectAs part of its mission to preserve and promote local history, the Johns Creek Historical Society has started a new project. To collect recorded memories and family stories of this area’s past.

We’ve made a test run of the process by interviewing Judy Webb, a long-time resident with deep family roots in the area. She is known for her community activism and knowledge of local history.

DO YOU HAVE MEMORIES or FAMILY STORIES of this AREA’s PAST?

We’re compiling a list for the next set of interviews. Let us know if you are a descendant of the early farm families of this area. Or are a long-time resident with memories of the area when it was still a rural farming community.
Please contact us.

Secondly, the oral histories collected will be retained in the Johns Creek Historical Society’s archives for research, education, and promotion of local history.

Lastly, our thanks to the City of Johns Creek Communications Department for videotaping and editing the oral history interviews.

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