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Dahlonega museum is rich with books, too
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The Dahlonega Gold Museum will pay tribute to the authors whose books line the shelves of the museum’s store this weekend.

The annual Tribute to Historic Authors, which takes place on the fourth Saturday of July each year, will bring authors of historical accounts, photo collections and even children’s books to the museum to autograph their works.

The Gold Museum only sells book that are related to the history of Lumpkin County or to gold and gold currency, said Lynda Bryan, exhibit guide at the museum.

This weekend will see the debut of the latest book by Anne Dismukes Amerson, who has written several histories detailing personal accounts of Lumpkin County residents who have since passed away. Her new book, "Dahlonega Gold," is a historical novel, Bryan said.

"We carry six of her books now, and this year she has written a novel with historical background," Bryan said. "It’s very true historical accounts, so we’re really excited about her now novel."

A museum staff member helped proof the novel for accuracy, she said, and it’s one of the first books to be published under North Georgia College & State University’s new publishing house.

"This is her first novel — the others are oral history," Bryan added. "So she has a long-standing reputation as a writer in Dahlonega."

Another highlight of Saturday’s event will be author and watercolor artist John Kollock, who will be signing his prints as well as books.

And he even has a children’s book, Bryan said, that also involves the history of North Georgia.

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