2018 Upcoming Events Calendar October 6: Old Roswell Cemetery Cleaning day 9:30-11:30 November 1:Business Meeting : 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Dinner at 5:30 PM, meeting begins 6:45.
November 11: General Meeting: 2:00 - 4:30 PM Alpharetta City Hall In conjunction with the Alpharetta and John's Creek Historical Societies, we will commemorate Veteran's Day with an observance of the armistice of WWI. Michael Hitt will speak beginning at 2:30PM; the Alpharetta History Room will be open before and after the speaker. (Address: 2 Park Plaza, Alpharetta, GA 30009).
November 17: Scanning Event: 10:00-3:00PM Roswell Cultural Arts Center 2nd floor (City of Roswell Research Library & Archives). Bring your photographs and documents that relate to the history of Roswell. Images of street scenes, local events, and longtime residents are wanted to be included in the collections of the Research Library and Archives and Digital Library of Georgia. Documents, such as family or land records, are also needed for our family and residence files. Participants are to limit the amount of material to 10 items for this event. Appointments are available for those who have a significant amount of material to donate or who are unavailable on November 17.
December 15, 2018: Wreaths Across America; Noon, Old Roswell Cemetery. 100 Woodstock St., Roswell, GA 30075.
January 6, 2019: 2019 Officers & Board Induction Ceremony 3:00PM - The Gardens at Great Oaks 3:00-5:00 (786 Mimosa Blvd.). Join us for the induction ceremony of your 2019 board & officers. Mayor Lori Henry will officiate. Refreshments will be served. 786 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell, GA 30075
February 7 General Meeting: Abra Lee: The History of African-Americans and the Southern Rural Garden. 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM
March 7 General Meeting: Phil Mansell: Growing Up in Roswell 1950-1970. 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM
April 4 General Meeting : TBD
May 2 General Meeting: TBD
There are no meetings in June, July, and August.
Past events: March 1: General Meeting: Robert C. Jones; Georgia Railroads of the 19th Century; 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM
March 24: Cemetery Cleaning Day, 9:30-11:30, Old Roswell Cemetery, 100 Woodstock St., Roswell, GA 30075. RSVP to Jan Johnson
April 5: General Meeting: Elaine DeNiro, Archivist, Roswell Historical Society; Safeguarding Your Family's Treasures. 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*,Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM
April 7: Save the Date: Azalea Festival Gala; honoree is the Roswell Historical Society! Tickets and sponsorship information can be found here.
April 14: Beyond My Stone: 5 PM Rain or Shine. We will be part of the city-wide Azalea Festival. Don’t miss the new stories our “permanent residents” want to share with you of their life and times in Roswell. Click here for full details.
April 21: Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Hembree Farm Project. Click here for detail and tickets. Lebanon Baptist Church, 11250 Crabapple Rd., Roswell, GA 30075 8:30-10:30 A.M.
May 3:General Meeting: Mr. Hal Coleman, Roswell native on “Growin’ up in Roswell ain’t what it used to be!”, 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM June 9: Lavender Festival - Barrington Hall 10:00-5:00
September 6:General Meeting: Jerry Hightower, Environmental Education Coordinator Planning & Resource Stewardship Division, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area; 7 PM Roswell Adult Recreation Center*, Multi-Purpose Room; Doors open at 6:30 PM
September 15:Tour of Homes 11AM-5PM- The 2018 tour will provide a rare chance to see inside some of the historic, new and restored homes that make Roswell so special. Ticket prices are $30 per person in advance. Transportation to each home will be provided by trolleys
*The Roswell Adult Recreation Center is located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30075.
rOSWELL hISTORICAL SOCIETY office & roswell historical society/city of roswell Research Library and Archives(open M, TH 1:00-4:00 and wednesdays 10:00-12:00)
Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, 2nd floor Roswell, GA 30075