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Northeast Ga. History Center to focus on Appalachian music Jan. 8
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Music celebrating the Appalachian culture and an inauguration hailing the new commander in chief will be the focus of the Northeast Georgia History Center in January.

The agency geared toward preserving and sharing the history of Northeast Georgia will feature the two topics during its monthly family day and forum.

On Sunday, Jan. 8, the History Center will educate visitors about the Appalachian culture with its “Music in the Mountains” program. Performances will be made on the dulcimer, mouth harp, harmonica and am instrument known as “the bones.”

Accompanying the event will be a living history interpretation and hands-on activities from 1-4 p.m. at the History Center at 322 Academy St. NE in downtown Gainesville. Admission is free.

Two days later, Wilson Golden will discuss the history of presidential inaugurations at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10. The timing is in conjunction with the upcoming Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

During the forum, Golden will share his experiences of having attended most of the last several inaugurations. A small exhibit of memorabilia will be displayed to accompany it,

Admission is free for members or $3 for adults.

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