Jerry Crawley, Roy Moseman and Johnny Kesler brought their popular FaceBook page Growing Up in Athens Georgia to life at Lyndon House Arts Center. The slide lecture, featuring over 130 of the most popular photos on the site, drew over 90 people to the event, some from Atlanta and other places around north Georgia. CLICK HERE to watch the recorded program if you missed it.
The site has been operational since 2010 and has over 11,000 followers. It started as a way for old friends to exchange photos and stories of Athens in the 50's and 60's, but it struck a chord with a much wider audience and began to grow exponentially. Crawley, Moseman and Kesler, while not the originators of the page, are the current caretakers, and there has been talk of an official archive and cross-referencing of the photos in a more permanent way.
The event was a fitting conclusion to the first three years of the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services grant The Boomers: Reflecting, Sharing, Learning and a reception with a delicious cake donated by Deb Dykstra of Deb's Specialty Cakes followed in the Lyndon House North Lounge. The project's Board of Directors and all participants in the Boomer projects over the last three years were invited to celebrate the completion of the grant.