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History center transports visitors to 70s, Gold Rush
Family Day flashes back 40 years ago
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Flashbacks of the 1970s will reappear front and center Sunday during Family Day at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville.

Interactive exhibits focusing on key events in Northeast Georgia, the nation and the world during the 1970s will be on display from 1-4 p.m. at 322 Academy St. NE. Exhibits of classic cars owned by Jay Andrews, local media personality, will be available for viewing. A “Star Wars” storm trooper, made popular with the release of the movie in 1977, will be on hand.

Hands-on activities incorporating popular crafts and foods of the 1970s and more is also on the schedule.

Admission is free for Family Day, courtesy of North Georgia Eye Clinic and Laser Center.

Two days later, a history forum about the 1828 Gold Rush in White County will be presented by John Erbele, director of Smithgall Woods State Park and Hardman Farm State Park.

Admission to the 7 p.m. Tuesday event is free for members and $3 for nonmembers.

For more information, call 770-297-5900 or visit or email