Busy Month for Tucker Historical Society

Browning Courthouse Day was enjoyed by many last Saturday and there's more to come this weekend.

Kathy Powell displays a quilt at Browning Courthouse Day 2013. Credit: Tucker Historical Society
Kathy Powell displays a quilt at Browning Courthouse Day 2013. Credit: Tucker Historical Society
By Harry & Kathy Powell

October is proving to be a very busy month for us! Browning Courthouse Day was enjoyed by many visiting the historic courthouse, examining the archives, attending the Genealogy Workshop, touring the butterfly garden, visiting the quilt show and enjoying the great music by Tom Hill and the Midnight Suns. 

DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson stopped by for a while and even got on the stage and gave his voice to sing a little blues with the band. The quilt show showcased 12 quilts and was well received with many asking if it would be included next year - we said yes. Quilts of all kinds were displayed; Vicki Watkins brought the oldest quilt, made in 1870 by her husband's grandmother and the newest was made one month ago by a young mother, Veronica Vvong for the birth of her second child. Keep the Quilt Show in mind to show your quilt next year!    

Now this week, Tucker Historical Society will have a booth at the 3rd Annual DeKalb International Food and Music Festival this Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12 noon to 6 p.m. The free event will be held at Northlake Mall in front of Macy's (in the parking lot). By the invitation of Commissioner Watson, Harry Powell and leaders from other Tucker organizations have served on this year's festival committee to help spread the word about this event.  

Funds raised from sponsors of this event go toward an Auxillary group who helps purchase needed equipment for the DeKalb Police and DeKalb Fire Department.  

Tucker Historical Society members and friends are all invited to come out and explore our international friends and neighbors offerings of cultural food and music found within DeKalb County and the Atlanta area. If the weather is good, our booth will have some of our archives on display and other items to share with festival attendees. 

We would appreciate volunteers to help at the booth, if you can give just an hour of your time, please respond below and let us know asap! Set up of booths starts at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

We know this event coincides with Taste of Tucker on Main Street, so there is definitely a lot of food and culture to go around and to enjoy at both events.


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