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8:00 AM-4:30 PM Bicentennial Torch and Traveling History Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at Auburn City Hall from July 18 through July 30.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from Auburn City Hall at approximately 9:30am on July 30 on its way to the next location, the Braselton Welcome and Heritage Center (arrival time approximately 10:30am).

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Auburn City Hall, 1369 4th Avenue, Auburn

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Open House - George Pierce Park

Free! Stop in to learn all we have to offer, including classes and events. Meet our instructors and check out free demos. It’s National Hot Dog Day, so bring your appetite! Call 678.277.0891 for more information.
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Bicentennial Torch on Display

The Bicentennial torch will on display at the Braselton Welcome and Heritage Center from July 30 through August 8.

The Bicentennial torch will be relayed by cross country and track teams from Gwinnett Public High School serving as torchbearers in this yearlong torch relay that will cover approximately 200 miles. Runners will carry the torch to historic sites, public facilities, and cities in Gwinnett throughout 2018, the bicentennial celebration year.

The Gwinnett County Bicentennial Torch Relay represents goodwill, the connection between communities, and Gwinnett County’s journey from 1818 to today, where it transformed from a largely agrarian community to one of the fastest growing, most diverse counties in the Southeast.

Gwinnett County’s bicentennial torch made its debut on December 15, 2017, at the bicentennial celebration’s first official event, A Frontier Affair: Prelude to Gwinnett’s Bicentennial, held at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. On December 19, 2017, the torch made its second appearance at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center for a special presentation during a meeting of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners. The torch relay will culminate at the County’s 200th Birthday Celebration on December 15, 2018, at Gwinnett’s Infinite Energy Center.

The torch will depart from the Braselton Welcome and Heritage Center at approximately 3:00pm on August 8 on its way to the next location, the Hamilton Mill Public Library (arrival time approximately 4:00pm).

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial and to follow the torch route.

Location: Braselton Welcome and Heritage Center, 9924 Davis Street, Braselton

8:00 AM-5:00 PM Bicentennial Traveling History Exhibit

A traveling exhibit depicting the 200-year timeframe from when Gwinnett County was first founded in 1818 to present will be on display at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce in Duluth from June 29 through August 1.

The state of Georgia created Gwinnett County on December 15, 1818, naming it for Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence. From its humble beginnings as an agrarian community in the 1800s to its unprecedented growth as the second largest county in the state of Georgia, Gwinnett has a lot of milestones to celebrate throughout its 200-year history.

Visit www.Gwinnett200.com for more information on Gwinnett’s Bicentennial.

Location: Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth

One Gwinnett: Portrait of Diversity - OneStop Norcross

Free! Snap and share #onegwinnett to celebrate Gwinnett’s diverse community! Add your selfie and post your Gwinnett connection on this interactive exhibit traveling throughout the County. The Coalition for Health and Human Services, Gwinnett Multicultural Advisory Committee, and the Health and Human Services division look forward to discovering and promoting your Gwinnett connection!

Location: OneStop Norcross, 5030 Georgia Belle Court, Norcross

8:30 AM-8:00 PM Looking Back Through the Lens: Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition - Bethesda Park Senior Center

Free! View this collection of photos taken at various locations in Gwinnett dating from 1904 to 1978. This exhibit will travel throughout Gwinnett in celebration of Gwinnett County’s bicentennial year. 

Exhibit locations:

July 16 – October 9 (M, 8:30am – 8:00pm; TU – F, 8:30am – 4:30pm), Bethesda Park Senior Center, 225 Bethesda Church Road, Lawrenceville

October 15 – December 18 (M – F, 10:00am – 4:00pm; SA, 10:00am – 2:00pm), Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

9:00 AM-5:00 PM World Tour Exhibit

Free! Enjoy a self-guided virtual tour celebrating the cultures, traditions, history, geography, and music of the people in Gwinnett. Those wishing to loan items to enhance the exhibit, please call 678.277.0228 by May 28. Cost: Free.

OneStop Centerville will be closed July 4, 2018.

Location: OneStop Centerville, 3025 Bethany Church Road, Snellville

9:00 AM-5:00 PM World Tour Exhibit | Free

Drop in and enjoy a self-guided tour that celebrates the world's diverse geography, history, cultures, traditions, and music. In special recognition of the Gwinnett County Bicentennial, the display also honors Snellville's diverse community.

To loan items to the exhibit, call by May 28.

9:00 AM-8:00 PM Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Peggy Sullens - George Pierce Park

Born and raised in Georgia, Peggy has been a Lilburn resident since 1965. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, her true passion is painting on canvas. Peggy prefers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether

capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way

that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Peggy teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. A series of her work entitled “A Moment in Time”, is a collection of historic and nostalgic scenes of Lilburn. One of Peggy’s portraits, Lilburn Trigg Myers, hangs in the new Lilburn City Hall.

Location: George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center, 55 Buford Highway, Suwanee    

Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Kudzu Artists (Nowak, Surowe, Fortin) - Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Kudzu Art Zone serves the artist community and promotes the importance of the visual arts to individual growth, cultural heritage, and economic growth. Kudzu Art Zone presents exhibitions by local, regional, national and international artists. It demonstrates proactive local leadership by educating artists of all ages; cultivating and growing audiences; and encouraging collaboration among diverse artists, institutions, communities and supporters. A group of artists shared a vision of a thriving artist community and in June 2006 Kudzu Art Zone became a non-profit corporation. In late 2006, the City of Norcross donated a 3,200sq ft. building, Kudzu Art Zone’s current home at 116 Carlyle St. The building features a gallery, artist’s studios and ample space for professional and artistic development opportunities. With over 100 artist members, the Kudzu Art Zone has become a place to thrive, of community support and fellowship.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville   

Historical “Sovereign Scavenger” Hunting - Gwinnett Historic Courthouse

Get involved in this fun and unique scavenger hunt! Stop by the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front office and pick up a list specific historical items located throughout the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and the grounds surrounding the courthouse. Using the list as your guide, spend time getting to know the history of Gwinnett County while locating all items on the list. Bring your completed list back to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse front desk to receive your bicentennial prize and have your name inscribed on a “Sovereign Scavenger” certificate to be displayed for all to see. Cost: Free.

Location: Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 W. Crogan Street, Lawrenceville

This event occurs daily from January 15 – December 31, 2018 on Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 4:00pm; Saturdays 10:00am – 2:00pm.

Event will not be held on the following dates: January 1, April 1, May 29, July 4, September 3, November 22 & 23, and December 24 & 25

10:00 AM-9:00 PM Bicentennial Traveling Art Exhibition: Charlotte Elizabeth Edwards Howerton - Pinckneyville Park

Charlotte was born January 27, 1916, in the family home on Level Creek Road (Sugar Hill, Gwinnett County). Living a full and adventurous life, she ventured from Gwinnett County in the midst of The Great Depression to Detroit, Michigan. There she found

employment and sent money home to assist her family. At the advent of World War II, she joined the Women’s Army Corps and served her country as a supply officer on several bases across the U.S. Married in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas, Charlotte and her husband were actively involved in the National Campers and Hiker’s Association for over 20 years. Here they served as state and national directors. It was during this time that Charlotte developed her skills as a painter. Her last years were devoted to creating three books about her life in “The House on Level Creek Road”, describing her life throughout the gold mining days, depression, and the war. It also describes her family life lived in the home on Level Creek Road and the family’s role in Gwinnett County.

Location: Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center, 4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake