Sautee Lunch and Learn has a long history at Sautee Nacoochee Center. Come join our informal group for a wonderful potluck lunch, camaraderie, and special speakers who elaborate on all manner of topics - Blue Suede Shoes to Global Warming, with a healthy dose of local history and community issues thrown in.
October's featured presentation: "Stories from Old Clarkesville Cemetery"
Brooks Garcia of Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. shares "stories and amazing coincidences" discovered during restoration work at the almost 200-year-old cemetery in Habersham County. Formed less than two years ago, with a mission to "restore, enhance and preserve this important cultural landmark as a vital part of Clarkesville's history and as a botanical sanctuary and resource for visitors and residents," Historic Clarkesville Cemetery Preservation, Inc. has captured the imagination of the community with this project.
According to board member Garcia, a passionate advocate for the cemetery's restoration, fascinating stories and connections continue to be uncovered as the work moves forward. Brooks Garcia is an experienced landscape architect with a distinguished career in garden design and also served as a board member and gardener at the Historic Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. He brings valuable expertise to restoring and replenishing historically accurate plantings in the cemetery.
Gwen Aumann will be playing Appalachian-style music during gathering time from 11:30 to noon.
More information on this project can be found at https://oldclarkesvillecemetery.com/.