B.R.A.G Meeting Announcement-June 13, 2018

Archaeologist Sarah Love of the Department of Historic Preservation will discuss how community engagement and archaeology can be used to help listing sites on the National Register of Historic Places. To highlight the importance of archaeology to National Register eligibility, she presents a case study of an African-American schoolhouse from Northwest Georgia for the Blue Ridge Archaeology Guild 6pm on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. The site and setting of Fairview School provided the Historic Preservation Division archaeologists with a unique opportunity to use archaeology in drafting a National Register nomination.  They could also show the community and alumni of Fairview how archaeology can help to interpret the recent past. Additionally, they learned real-world benefits of listing the structure on the National Register.

The Archaeology Guild meetings are free and the public is welcome to attend.  They begin at 6:00 pm in the Dahlonega Parks and Recreation Building.