Brown Bag Lunches

The Brown Bag Lunch program offer a chance for informal and open dialogue between members of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation (ACHF) and the community at-large, in cooperation with staff from the Athens-Clarke County Planning Department.  Discussion will focus on preservation-related topics, community development issues, or any other timely subject that aligns with the mission and vision of ACHF.

Past Brown Bag topics have included Recent and Pending Developments in Downtown Athens, UGA’s preservation master plan process, Demolition by Neglect, and solar panels in Historic Districts.

Next Brown Bag Lunch:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, Noon – 1:00 PM
Lyndon House Arts Center Community Room
211 Hoyt Street | 706.613.3623
Free and open to the public.

TOPIC: Restoration of the Historic American Legion Building 

The restoration of the historic American Legion building on Magnolia Street will be the topic of discussion during the next Brown Bag Luncheon hosted by the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation.

 Community members involved in the restoration will discuss that effort and their memories of the building, which served as American Legion Post No. 535 for African American veterans from 1947-1963. From there, it was a community center, first licensed daycare for African-American children, and social hall. 

The restoration effort is the result of a partnership between Greater Bethel AME Church and ACHF. Trustee and Greater Bethel member Mrs. Tommie Farmer will moderate the discussion.