The City of Suwanee will host a History Open House Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, at the Suwanee Crossroads Center, 323 Buford Highway. City staff members are asking citizens' assistance in identifying photos and other historic artifacts, reviewing and adding to a historical timeline, and considering a draft of a newly developed, self-guided historical walking tour.
Brogdon's General Store, circa 1920
"We've got lots of great photos from the 1950s," Larson says, "but we have no idea who's in the photos, where they are, or even if they're in Suwanee. We hope that some of our residents can help us identify these photos."
The City also is hoping that residents may be willing to share their own photos and artifacts (documents, programs/flyers from events, trinkets, etc.) from the Suwanee of yesterday. Photos and items from before 1950, especially if they can be identified, would be "gems," says Larson. The City also is particularly interested in photos and items from the 1960s and 1970s.
Ultimately, the City hopes to create a historic display for the new City Hall. The display would be a permanent exhibit in a hallway off the grand foyer tentatively named "Hall of History."
The History Open House will be 3-7 p.m. August 18 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. August 19.