2019 Release of Gazette 3rd edition
404-851-9111 ext. 2
404-851-9111 ext. 2
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park Releases
Volume III of The Sandy Springs Gazette, a Collection of Oral Histories of
Outstanding Citizens of Sandy Springs
Sandy Springs, Ga, (July 12, 2019) – Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose mission, since 1985, is to preserve the history and culture of Sandy Springs. Since 2016, they have been publishing oral histories and archival materials from Sandy Springs residents and sharing them with the community, first online as a digital magazine, and then in a perfect-bound magazine-style publication called The Sandy Springs Gazette. This month, Volume III of The Sandy Springs Gazette entitled, “Marching Into the Millennium,” was released.
Previous volumes of The Sandy Springs Gazette were “Steam Engines to Skyscrapers” and “Currents of Change: Bridging Our Community’s Past.” Each edition of The Sandy Springs Gazette has been printed with grants funded by Heritage Sandy Springs Society.
“When the Sandy Springs Society was formed 30 years ago our mission was to support Heritage Sandy Springs and their work to preserve the history of our community, as well as the local non-profits that improve the lives of people in our community,” said Sue Winner, Past President of the Sandy Springs Society. “We are so proud to have been in a position to assist The Sandy Springs Gazette in their mission to preserve the oral histories of our community members for generations to come.”
Marching Into the Millennium contains oral histories from around 1940-2000, with stories of people born and raised in Sandy Springs, as well as residents who moved here in the post-war era as the city began to transform from a sleepy farming community to the city we know today.
“We’re excited to publish our third volume of the Sandy Springs Gazette, ‘Marching Into the Millennium’ for the Sandy Springs community. This version continues to bring stories about Sandy Springs as it grew rapidly and, if you will, marched its way into the millennium as a thriving metropolis,” said Keith Moore, Director of Curatorial & Educational Affairs at Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park. “This volume of the Gazette focuses on the post-World War II era and highlights the growth and physical changes not only within Sandy Springs but how national and world politics impacted our citizens, including stories about World War II, Vietnam, the Peace Corps, and many more.”
Stories from each of The Sandy Springs Gazette have been collected by volunteers of Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park who began collecting them nearly 35 years ago to preserve the history of its residents. Until 2016, the stories were housed at the Sandy Springs Library, where for many years they sat on the shelves read mainly by researchers and genealogists.
“All of our publications are special, but the years following World War II and beyond were an exciting growth period for Sandy Springs,” said Moore. “I believe the community will see in this third edition of The Sandy Springs Gazette, and in all of our programs, our dedication to the historical preservation of our community, as well as our initiatives for education on history of all kinds and our outreach for both children and adults.”
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park is actively looking for oral histories and memorabilia from its residents. “We are always interested in collecting oral histories from our community to continue this tradition,” said Moore. “These oral histories are not only the foundation of the magazine, but are collected and preserved as part of the archives at Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park for future generations, and many are included in exhibits in the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum.”
Community members who have an oral history from Sandy Springs, please contact Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park at (404) 851-9111 x2 or email@example.com, and Heritage will reach out to you to schedule the interview.
Free copies of The Sandy Springs Gazette can be found at Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park at 6110 Blue Stone Road. It can also be found in local establishments around the city, or online via www.heritagesandysprings.org.
About Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park
Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, who mission is to preserve the history of Sandy Springs, steward the community park of Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park, and offer culture, education, events and outreach to the community.
Upcoming Events from Heritage Sandy Springs Museum and Park:
• Farmers Market Opening, April 13 (runs every Sat. through November)
• Concerts by the Springs, July 14, August 8, September 8
• Author Talks, Titles@ Twilight, July 10, Aug 7, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6
• History Speaks Lecture Series July 24, August 21
• Heritage Sandy Springs Festival, September 28-29
• Haunted Sandy Springs, October 25