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THE EHC EXPLORES GWINNETT'S PAST WITH A LIVING HISTORY EVENT AT THE YELLOW RIVER POST OFFICE IN LILBURN

(Buford, Ga., Aug. 18, 2015) – The Environmental and Heritage Center (EHC) plans to take guests back in time to the mid-1800s with its living history event at the historic Yellow River Post Office at Hudson – Nash Farm in Lilburn, Ga., on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Immerse yourself in life on the home front in the 1860s. See a laundress demonstrate how clothing was cleaned, meet a soldier, participate in mock drills, gain an appreciation for period music and learn of the contributions made by local residents Thomas P. Hudson and Eli P. Landers. Tour the historic post office and general store to understand how this location provided critical supplies to the local population.

Visitors will also explore the cultural contributions of African-Americans during this time in history through an interpretation of the slave cabin that is located on the site.  Guest speakers from the United Ebony Society of Gwinnett County will help tell the stories of local African-Americans as well as share artifacts and photos that bring their stories to life.      

Program fees for the event are $6.00 for ages 13 and up and $4.00 for ages three to 12.  Children two and under and EHC members are free.  Guests are encouraged to pre-register online at www.gwinnettEHC.org or pay at the gate the day of the event.  Event parking is not available at the Yellow River Post Office.  Guests should park at Maranatha Baptist Church (3340 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lilburn, Ga.) where a shuttle will be available to take them to the Yellow River Post Office.

For more information about this event, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.


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