Open House and Lecture at Utoy Cemetery

In conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the August 4-7, 1864 Civil War Battle of Utoy Creek, the Utoy Cemetery Association, Inc. will have an August 2nd, 2014 10:00 am Open House, with refreshments and snacks. This will be followed by a one hour lecture, starting at 10:30, given by Terry White on “The Civil War Battle of Utoy Creek and the Utoy Church and Cemetery” at the Utoy Cemetery. The Utoy Cemetery is located at: 1465 Cahaba Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311.  

RSVP's should be sent by July 31st to Malcolm McDuffie at: malcolmmcduffie@utoycemeteryinc.org. 



Change in Hours Open on Thursdays

EPHS will be open tomorrow from 12 - 3pm instead of the usual 1-4pm on Thursdays. This change in Thursday hours will be in effect for the three months of summer.

EPHS hosting students Thursday June 5

EPHS will be hosting a group of students from Hamilton Holmes Elementary at 9:30 tomorrow morning! EPHS will be open to the public as well at that hour, but will be closed during the regular Thursday afternoon hours.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!



CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!!
The EPHS is looking for volunteers to help move some large, heavy items at the museum this Saturday, April 19, at 11:00 a.m. We are rearranging a bit to create more exhibit space. If you would like to help, please respond here or leave a voice message at (404)767-4656. Thank you.

Sorry for this late notice to those that follow this blog.  Join our Facebook group page where more information about this clean-up day is posted and we have a thriving group of photo posters.   

Black History Month Celebration March 1st, 11am - 3pm

Please stop by!


We're excited to have former Mayor Patsy Jo Hilliard on hand to talk about our current exhibit at EPHS on the history of African-Americans in East Point. We hope you will stop by to see our collection of early photographs and hear about African-American families and life in early East Point. 

A thanks to volunteer Janet Alford



EPHS thanks volunteer Janet Alford who has taken on the enormous task of reorganizing and consolidating the files in the work room. She's been at the Society over the last several months sifting through the multitude of folders and throwing out the superfluous. She recently completed a reorganization of all the death notices and funeral programs for native East Pointers so that everything the Society has relating to that person's demise is alphabetized by last name in these books. 


It made me realize that no one has been clipping out death notices from the local papers since we lost our ever-so-dedicated Steven Bramlett, who was so diligent about these details. 

Is there anyone in our growing membership who might be interested in keeping up with this part of our history? To continue what Janet has so beautifully reorganized for us? Please let us know!

We Missed Celebrating Our 35th Year!

Meeting Set on Society Formation


"An informational meeting to determine interest in forming a historical society for East Point will be held Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the East Point Woman's Club on DeLower Drive.

Mrs. Olen Gunnin, Woman's Club president, urges anyone who has interest in this to attend and to express their interest so they can be notified of the date of a planning meeting to be held sometime in early January.

Projects which have been mentioned as possible items to be considered would be the preservation of Church Street School; the restoration of an old cemetery on Connally Drive; and site for a museum for old pictures, and relics of early East Point."

In the January EPHS 1998 newsletter, there is this mention of the three people EPHS owes much gratitude for its existence:  "Jake (J.T.Goen), along with Earlene Dowda and I (Ora Jean Gunnin) called the first group together back in 1978."


Whole lotta white stuff out there...

We will be closed today, Thursday, February 13.

Things should be cleared up enough for us to open Saturday.

Stay warm and safe everyone!!

EPHS will be closed January 30, 2014

We will reopen on Saturday from 11am - 3pm as regularly scheduled.  Sorry for any convenience to anyone.  Stay warm!!

EPHS will be closed for the Holidays.

EPHS will be closed today and for the Holidays.  We will next reopen Saturday, January 11, 2014.  Happy Holidays everyone!

EPHS 2013 Holiday Open House

Successful Holiday Open House

Many, many thanks from all of us to all of you that braved the cold on Sunday, November 24, to come to our annual Holiday Open House. We had a wonderful turnout and we especially thank those that brought delicious food to share.  We really enjoy talking to everyone, that part just gets better every year. 

Several of you shared great ideas for growing EPHS and on revitalizing the visitor's experience.  We're listening.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions for making 2014 a great year for EPHS. We're already working on some ideas and we encourage folks to get in touch with an EPHS Board Member with any ideas to help us grow.

I didn't take that many photos, I know others did. If you're a member of EPHS on Facebook, please share them on our group page. Thanks again to all for stopping by!  

Happy Holidays and a 
Happy New Year to all!






















How Many Stories Does Your House Have?




Meg LaFrantz, Charles Strickland, Ken Whitehead, Marguerite Murray

A Building History Workshop

We had a very successful workshop in October and have plans for a followup workshop.  Here are a few photos from our very first workshop! 

Kenneth H. Thomas, Charles W. Strickland
Special thanks to our guest speaker, Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr.  Thanks as well to EPHS Board Members Meg LaFrantz and Marguerite Murray for organizing the workshop and for their presentations about researching one's home in East Point.

Thanks to all that attended and we hope everyone will join us for our next workshop in 2014.



Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr. 
Meg LaFrantz
Marguerite Murray






Marguerite Murray, Kenneth H. Thomas, Meg LaFrantz

EPHS 2013 Holiday Open House

Please join us for food and fellowship.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
1685 Norman Berry Drive
East Point, Georgia 30344
1:00pm - 4:00pm

We encourage everyone to bring a favorite dish to share, but it's not necessary, so please don't let be a reason not to come!  EPHS will provide plenty of good food …  and you can bring your community spirit and love for East Point History.


How Many Stories Does Your House Have?

Presenting A Building History Workshop At the East Point Historical Society


Free to the public, but please make reservations as space is limited.  To RSVP, please call 404-767-4656 or clink on this link to join the event on Facebook: A Building History Workshop

Guest speaker is Kenneth H. Thomas, Jr., recipient of the Georgia Historical Society's John Macpherson Berrien Award for Lifetime Achievement.

EPHS closed today 9/12/13 - OPEN Saturday 9/14/13 11am-3pm

The EPHS museum is closed today.  It's too hot and humid without an ac, which we are working on...but the weather is starting to cool off a bit, so we plan to open this Saturday, September 14 from 11-3 as usual.