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Vesta Smith, one of the founders of the American Heritage Society of Georgia, displays some of the artifacts that will be used in the discussions of Old Milton. HATCHER HURD/Staff.
February 18, 2014
ALPHARETTA, Ga. What made the Greatest Generation great? Just what was old Milton County?

These and other topics will be part of the discussions Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Alpharetta City Hall in which local elected officials will lecture on North Fulton's new cities and Milton County.

Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle, Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood, Roswell Mayor Jere Wood, Mountain Park Mayor Jim Still and Councilman Steve Raffensperger representing Johns Creek will all participate.

Vesta Smith, president and founder of the American Heritage Society of Georgia, said the ultimate goal of what will be a monthly series of talks is to get back to the ideals of the Founding Fathers.

"The first program is called 'Unifying Our Communities.' We have so many people who live here now, but they do not really know what are the common ideals and goals that we all share," Smith said.

Artifacts and old Milton County maps will be available for viewing as well as a voter registration signup table.

The American Heritage Society of Georgia will meet every fourth Tuesday of the month at Alpharetta City Hall at 7 p.m. It is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization of volunteers and groups that share civic-minded ideals

"There are like-spirited American citizens of all ages who have a passion in life to share their talents, gifts, expertise and work ethic to help restore America to its strong founding principles. That begins with their families and communities," Smith said.

Signups will be available for those interested in the American Heritage newsletter, emergency survival preparedness retreat and genealogy classes.

"Our mission is to restore, preserve, renew and rebuild our true American heritage and patriotism," she said.

Smith envisions the American Heritage Society as a sort of clearing house where local civic organizations such as the VFWs, American Legions, Rotary clubs, church groups and others can create synergies to revive what is best in the community.

"That is what we mean by unifying our communities. We can create a network of organizations that can we can tap into to do things for the community," she said.

American Heritage Society

WHAT: Unifying Our Communities

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Alpharetta City Hall

ADMISSION: Free

INFORMATION: AmericanHeritageSocietyofGeorgia.com or call 678-580-5800

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    Great Program!
    March 07, 2014 | 12:00 PM

    What a great evening. Good info about our other cities and their history. Don't miss the next program!

    LEWIS
    Alpharetta
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