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History Center going for the gold
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The Northeast Georgia History Center has several events aimed at getting families together to learn about the past.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, the center will hold “Gold Rush: The North Georgia 29ers” Family Day with activities geared toward the gold enthusiast. From 1-4 p.m., attendees can learn about the 1829 Gold Rush, pan for gold, make a quill for storing gold, learn how to use gold as currency and play a miners’ tools memory game.

Also, there will be a meet-and-greet with Chris Worick, author of “Dahlonega Activity Book for Children” and Tim Westover, author of “Auraria.” View and exhibit of gold bullion and gold-flecked Dahlonega bricks. Admission is free, courtesy of North Georgia Eye Clinic and Laser Center.

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, the center will hold a history forum, “Georgia’s Reluctant Rebels,” which will be presented by Ed Rigel, President of the Lyman Hall Chapter and State of Georgia Sons of the American Revolution. The program will include an overview of Georgia’s role in the Revolutionary War.

Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers and includes a door prize drawing.

The Northeast Georgia History Center is located at 322 Academy St., NE, Gainesville. For more information, call 770-297-5900, or visit