History of the Braves Lunch and Learn and New Exhibit at the Georgia Archives August 10th

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

On Friday, August 10, 2018, noon-1: 00 pm, the Georgia Archives Lunch and Learn program will be History of the Braves by Carolyn Serra, Senior Director, Ballpark Tours, Braves Heritage and Hall of Fame.

At this Lunch and Learn presentation, you will learn about the more than 145 years of Braves’ history and the team’s move to their new home, SunTrust Park.

Carolyn Serra served as the Director of the Braves Museum & Hall of Fame at Turner Field for 20 years. In 2012, Ballpark Digest recognized the Museum as the best ballpark museum in the country.

Following the Braves announcement of their move to SunTrust Park in 2013, Carolyn played a key role in the development and design of the exhibits, artwork and historical elements of Major League Baseball’s newest park, which opened in 2017.  Having now worked at all three of Atlanta’s ballparks and visited all 30 current major league parks, she serves as the Senior Director of Ballpark Tours, Braves Heritage & Hall of Fame.

Lunch and Learn Programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Friends of Georgia Archives and History. No registration is required.

A new exhibit will open on July 28: Georgia’s Early Land Records: An Exhibit Presented by the Georgia Archives.
Come and see some of the Georgia Archives’ oldest and most treasured records, documenting land distribution in the colony and state.
· Read notes from a meeting of Georgia’s Trustees in 1742, as they decided to approve or reject petitions for land in the new colony.

· See one of the few treaties, the Treaty of Augusta, negotiated by the State of Georgia with the Cherokees in 1783.

· Learn about the Yazoo Land Fraud and why Georgia ceded its western territory – modern-day Alabama and Mississippi.

· Read the law that secured a land grant for Austin Dabney, the only African American to receive a land grant for Revolutionary War service in Georgia.

· View records created by surveyors in north Georgia, showing the locations of Cherokee towns and residences.
The exhibit will open July 28 and close November 10, 2018.
You can view the exhibit during our regular research hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 8:30am-5pm.
Free and open to the public.