Oconee Hill Cemetery: A Hidden Athens Jewel

Charlotte Thomas Marshall

 Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 Thursday, May 26, 7:00 pm

This month RSL welcomes back our friend Charlotte Thomas Marshall who will speak on one of her favorite topics: Oconee Hill Cemetery. Charlotte was the first woman to serve as a trustee of Oconee Hill Cemetery and is a founding member of the Friends of Oconee Hill Cemetery. She is the author of the book Oconee Hill Cemetery of Athens, Georgia, Volume 1 and is presently working on the three concluding volumes. Mrs. Marshall has written or edited five other books on Athens history and genealogy, including the recent The Tangible Past in Athens, Georgia, the recipient of the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Council’s Award for Excellence in Documenting Georgia’s History. She has given walking tours of the cemetery for over 45 years, but this month she will be bringing her tour to the library auditorium by giving a slide talk.

Oconee Hill Cemetery opened in 1856. It was designed by James Camak as a Victorian natural landscape, or park-like, cemetery.  Originally 17 acres, it has grown over the years to almost 100 acres, and is filled with beautiful tombstones and mausoleums marking graves with familiar names such as Cobb, Lumpkin, Church, Hill, Hodgson, and many others. Oconee Hill is the final resting place of UGA Presidents, Confederate Generals, governors, senators, cabinet members, musicians and the many talented people who made Athens the special place it has become over the past 200 years.



Dr Alice Hunt lectures about Neo-Assyrian pottery in this video recorded March 31, 2016 at Athens-Clarke County Library.

Dr Hunt is an Assistant Research Scientist at the University of Georgia’s Center for Applied Isotope Studies, which does radiocarbon dating, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, aquatic environmental programs, and a host of other things. Dr Hunt is an archaeological materials scientist, petrologist, and geochemist with research interests that include raw materials characterization, the development of analytical methods for materials analysis, and reconstructing ancient technologies.

She received her PhD from University College London Institute of Archaeology, reads nine languages, and has done field research throughout the middle and near east. She is widely published in academic journals, and is the author of the newly published Palace Ware Across the Neo-Assyrian Imperial Landscape.

Intimacy as We Age: Benefits and Challenges of Sexuality with Aging

Kate Morrissey Stahl, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

University of Georgia

 

Athens-Clarke County Library

Appleton Auditorium

2025 Baxter Street

Athens, Georgia

706 613 3650 x343

 

Thursday, April 28, 7:00 pm

 

What impacts sexual expression as we age? What are the benefits and challenges of aging for sexuality and intimacy? How can we better preserve a satisfying sexual and intimate life as we age? Therapist and researcher Kate Morrissey Stahl, MA, LCSW, offers some research-based answers to those questions in her talk, "Intimacy as we Age." The talk will be followed by discussion.

Morrissey Stahl works as a clinical social worker with individuals, couples, and families, and focuses her research on aging and sexual expression. She is working on her certification as a sex therapist with the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists.

The event is Sponsored by Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Athens-Clarke County Library at (706) 613-3650, extension 343. The Athens-Clarke County Library is located at 2025 Baxter Street, Athens.