Did you miss Jordan Shoemaker's slide talk Mulling It Over: Thoughts on Chicken Mull, Preservation, and Saving Athens One Bite at a Time? Now you can see the video:

Ms Shoemaker is working on her Master of Historic Preservation Degree at the College of Environment and Design at UGA, while working as a Preservation Intern at the North East Georgia Regional Commission. Jordan is a native Athenian, and loves Athens and the Georgia Bulldogs as much as anyone you will meet, and is already well known in historic preservation circles here in town - she was a Watson-Brown Junior Board member and worked closely with the TRR Cobb House, and she was an intern at the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, working at at the Athens Welcome Center. She has also been involved in the Beech Haven restoration project. The theme of her program is intangible preservation: the practices, expressions, knowledge, & skills – as well as the associated objects – that communities recognize as part of their cultural heritage.

We want to thank the Butt Hutt and Iris Place for graciously providing the chicken mull refreshments!


We present for your enjoyment five videos of interviews with well-known Athenians about their childhoods, conducted in 2014 by Mary Kay Mitchell, retired News Director of WUGA, and Reflecting, Sharing, Learning Advisory Board member. Interviewed are Lee Epting of Epting Events; Barbara Dooley, radio talk show host and wife of legendary Georgia Bulldogs coach Vince Dooley; Victor Wilson, Vice president for Student Affairs at UGA; Charlie Upchurch of Upchurch Realty; and Jane Kidd, former Georgia State Representative.

The interviews were recorded at the Athens campus of Piedmont College, and were sponsored by Children First, a not-for-profit organization based in Athens dedicated to promoting safe homes for children in times of family crisis.

Watch an enchanting interview with Charlotte Thomas Marshall, preeminent Athens historian and author of Oconee Hill Cemetery of Athens Georgia and Historic Houses of Athens, among others. She most recently edited The Tangible Past in Athens Georgia, a collection of essays by thirteen writers, primarily about Athens in the 19th Century. She is interviewed here in the Athens-Clarke County Library Quiet Gallery by retired ACCL Heritage Room librarian Laura Carter. Charlotte reminisces about her arrival in Athens, how she got into learning family histories, and tells a few anecdotes about the families who have made Athens their home.