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Learn the history of the city of Helens name
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Have you ever wondered how the little Alpine Village of Helen got its name? Have you heard more than one story? Would you like to know the real story?

Then schedule a trip to Helen Arts & Heritage Center in White County at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, to hear local historian and author, Matt Gedney, unmask the mystery.

Gedney will introduce the audience to the famous lady’s cousin, a close relative who knew her well, Dr. Adelaide Parsons. Together, they will take the crowd on a journey by sharing family stories and first-hand memories of the town’s long mysterious namesake. Assorted twists and secrets will be revealed.

A potluck dinner will be served. Guests are encouraged to bring a simple dish to share.

Visit to reserve seats. Admission is free. Donations will be accepted.

Free parking is available in the rear area of the arts center at 25 Chattahoochee Strasse. Parking is also available at Pete’s City Park above the arts center.

Contact Helen Arts & Heritage at or 706-878-3933 for more information.