Please join us
February 22, 2020
1st montly clean-up day
at the

East Point Historic Complex

Please join us for this first clean-up day at the Historic Complex.
We have many volunteers projects coming up as we clean-up the grounds and the house and prepare for spring. Help us and take part in reclaiming this public space and creating some legacy gardens on the Complex for future generations to enjoy.

We have such a great jewel in the rough in this House and grounds. The potential is there. We need to take the reins and make this a space for everyone to enjoy. We need to get this Museum and Grounds permanently placed on the list of places to visit in East Point.

Please come help us. This Complex belongs to the Community. Let's make this happen together.

Here are some of the tasks
set up for this Saturday...

cut back the holly bushes around the house, the myrtles hanging over the roof and the plantings at the entry gate on Norman Berry.


Big News!

Link to find out more about this event and sign-up:

Some background on the Historic Society Complex

Last July, our Treasurer, Brenda Tackett, was sifting through more of the many piles of papers and photos we’re still re-processing as we continue to digitize the collection. (Many thanks to Ken Whitehead for leading this thankless task.)

Brenda uncovered a very detailed Landscape Master Plan technical drawing of the Historic Society Complex produced for the City of East Point in 1987. WOW!! 

Could we pick up where the City left off in the development of this property?

Move forward to a few weeks ago when a new Frog Hollow neighbor, Kimberly Fulton, put Trees Atlanta in touch with us.

We met with them as soon as we could!
D. Lynn Bray, Conley Hills/landscaper, and Holly Keyes, Frog Hollow/EPHS shared the 1987 Master Plan with James Moy, Trees Atlanta. Using the landscape designs, we mapped out the next phase of landscaping for the complex along with a wish list of trees.

The results of that meeting will be the beginning of a great new chapter at the Historic Complex as we begin to plant a community garden. This is the panting plan Trees Atlanta put together:

The catch?? We need you! And a whole lotta people from throughout our community to make this green initiative take off! Trees Atlanta is going to come and plant 35+ trees on the property! And that’s just the beginning of what we hope will become a huge community garden of various edible plantings. Come out Saturday, February 1st, and help us plant some lasting roots as we establish this Community Garden! Early birds get coffee and donuts!


2019 EPHS Open House A Success

Thank you, Jeff Clemmons, for your interesting talk at our Open House yesterday. Thank you as well for signing and donating copies of your two books, “Atlanta’s Historic Westview Cemetery” and “Rich’s; A Southern Institution” to the Society.
Our thanks also, to everyone that came to hear Jeff’s talk! We had a great turnout and appreciate the many donations made.
All donations will go towards our next big expense, a new, well-secured HVAC for the house, which we we hope to purchase and install before next summer! We welcome any and all donations to help us reach this goal!


East Point Historical Society 

2019 Annual Open House

 Sunday, November 17

1pm - 4pm.

1685 Norman Berry Drive, East Point, Ga. 30344 

Please join us for our Annual Open House!! 

Our Guest Speaker is Jeff Clemmons, author of "Atlanta’s Historic Westview Cemetery". Jeff will speak at 2:30pm and will autograph and sell books afterwards. We will be serving a buffet of finger fare and beverages. If you want to, please bring a favorite dish to share! Open to the public.


Our donation link is live!!!

We are a non-profit organization - all donations are tax-deductible.
We welcome any and all support. 

Donate here:


2017 EPHS Holiday Open House

December 3, 2017   1pm - 4pm


2016 Annual Holiday Open House
Sunday, December 4th
1:00 pm – 4:00pm
at the
East Point Historical Society
1685 Norman Berry Drive
East Point, Georgia 30344

Happy Holidays to All!!

As we approach the close of 2016, all of us at the East Point Historical Society would like to thank all those who have supported us financially and otherwise during this year.

For 2017, we are planning opportunities to make the history of East Point more relevant and interesting to a wider audience. Already in the works is a guided tour of historical sites in and around East Point. We hope to share more details about this soon.

As is our custom, we will be hosting our annual holiday open house. Please join us on Sunday, December 4th, to see familiar faces, meet new friends and enjoy our holiday spread!  Feel free to bring a new neighbor, a covered dish or your favorite dessert to add to the array!!

And here’s the part where we ask for your financial help. Your membership contributions and donations are the main means we have to support our ongoing efforts to preserve the rich history of East Point.
Please consider filing out the enclosed form and joining today!

Charles Strickland, President
East Point Historical Society



EPHS will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and Saturday, November 28.


EPHS will be closed 7/2 and 7/4 for the July 4th weekend.

We hope to see many of you for the annual July 4th Celebration and Activities on the Commons in
downtown East Point produced by the hard-working volunteers of the East Point Main Street Association.

From their Facebook page:
"Join us in the heart of Downtown East Point for the oldest and largest Independence Day Celebration in South Fulton County!

This fun-filled event features activities for the whole family, with a vendor market, live music, food court including Italian ice, funnel cakes, smoked & grilled meats, fried fish, beer, margaritas and more. The evening's highlight comes at 9:30pm with South Fulton County's largest pyrodigital fireworks display synchronized to an rousing musical score! Join your neighbors, family, and friends and make memories in Downtown East Point while celebrating our nation's independence.

Be sure to bring your blankets and chairs. Tents must set-up in designated areas to ensure the enjoyment of all attendees. As a courtesy to event vendors, no outside food, grills or beverage will be allowed."

However you celebrate, make it a happy and safe Independence Day Celebration!


This Sunday, February 22 is planting day for the Heirloom Orchard at EPHS and PATCH

Keep East Point Beautiful along with "P.A.T.C.H." and the East Point Historical Society are looking for 45 volunteers to plant fruit trees in 3 locations for our Community Orchards. We will gather at the East Point Historical Society located at 1685 Norman Berry Dr. East Point, GA 30344 at 2:00 PM. If you plan to attend please comment in post HERE or send a notice to fkennedy@eastpointcity.org See you there!


We are sad to share the news of Dr. Robert Threatt's passing

Dr. Robert Threatt, 13th President of Morris Brown College, passed Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Among many other accolades, he has also been a Board Member of the East Point Historical  Society for the last several years. We will all miss his wisdom, insight and guidance. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Robert Threatt Scholarship Fund for Morris Brown College.  
Services to celebrate the life of Dr. Robert Threatt will begin on Friday, February 6, 2015 with the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Omega Ceremony at 6:30PM at Flipper Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, 580 Student Movement Boulevard, Southwest (Fair Street) Atlanta, Georgia and Family Visitation immediately following until 8:00PM. 
The Homegoing Celebration will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00AM at Saint Philip African Methodist Episcopal Church, 240 Candler Road (corner of Memorial Drive & Candler Road), Atlanta, Georgia.
More information and directions to the services may be found here: Dr. Robert Threatt obituary


Save the date!

You, your friends and your neighbors are invited to the 2014 Holiday Open House at:

East Point Historical Society 
685 Norman Berry Drive
East Point, Georgia 30344

Sunday, November 23
1:00pm - 4:00 pm


East Point Vet Honored with Street Topper

Jack Robert Boatright, East Point’s first World War II casualty, will be remembered every time someone sees a street sign on the lane where he used to live.

Last week city officials erected a sign topper on 8th Street at Washington Avenue, a few yards from No. 2972, where he grew up.

At-Large City Councilwoman Nanette Saucier read Amore’s poem “Anchors Aweigh,” based on an account by East Point Historical Society secretary Charles W. Strickland.

It narrated how Boatright, born in 1917, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1937 and died at the age of 25 when his ship, the USS Juneau, sank during the 1942 Battle  of Guadalcanal.                                                 

“‘A heart of bravery was that of Jack, who served our nation with pride and dignity in every way,”’ Saucier read. 

Saucier said the cooperation of several departments and family members enabled the city to honor Boatright. 

“This has been a long coming and I’m so happy to see this day,” she said. “East Point visitors and residents will always be able to remember Jack Boatright because now we have a sign in his honor.” 

Photo by Staff / Noreen Cochran. From left, East Point City Councilwoman Nanette Saucier, family member Alex Boatright and City Councilman Alexander Gothard celebrate a new street topper at 8th Street and Washington Avenue honoring Navy veteran Jack Boatright.

Read more: Neighbor Newspapers - East Point vet honored with street topper