Southern Literary Trail
THE SOUTHERN LITERARY TRAIL® connects southern places in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi that inspired great American writers to create classic fiction and plays. The inspiration continues. Every two years, the Trail’s organizers host Trailfest, the only tri-state literary festival in the United States with free events, theatrical performances and heritage tours. The Reece Farm and Heritage Center is pleased to be included on the Southern Literary Trail.
Atlanta History Center
The Atlanta History Center on West Paces Ferry Road includes exhibits, gardens, a model farm, and the Swan House. Of particular interest is the farm, which is very similar to what the Reece family farm would have been like in his childhood and the exhibit of folk art. In it you will find a display of homemade coverlets and a suit made by the Collins sisters of Union County, a family that Reece would have known and occasionally attended church with. School groups are welcome but reservations must be made in advance. Contact the Atlanta History Center at 404-814-4062 or at www.atlantahistorycenter.com
Union County Local History Museum
The Union County Local History Museum is located in the historic 1899 “Old Courthouse” in Blairsville, Georgia. Included among the exhibits is a display on Reece. Also included are exhibits honoring local education, religion, military service and occupations. A short walk away in the Union County Heritage Center in the Grapelle Butt Mock House. Both are administered by the Union County Historical Society, which can be reached at 706-745-5493 or www.unioncountyhistory.org
Northeast Georgia History Center
The Mission of the Northeast Georgia History Center at Brenau University is to preserve and share the history of northeast Georgia. The Northeast Georgia History Center is a not for profit institution dedicated to promoting and displaying historical artifacts and displays from the northeast Georgia area from the past 150 years. They are located at 322 Academy Street NE, Gainesville, GA 30501. Phone 770-297-5900. http://www.negahc.org/
Byron Herbert Reece Farm & Heritage Center
Open since June 3, 2012, the Byron Herbert Reece Interpretive Center is located at the Reece family farm site. The Center will be available to school groups and will help students to better understand both Reece and the agriculture economy of the Southern Appalachians of the early 1900s.
Appalachian Studies Center
The Appalachian Studies Center at North Georgia College and State University provides innovative opportunities for Appalachian scholarship and service for both students and the community. It is located in the historic Vickery House on the North Georgia campus, just a few blocks from downtown Dahlonega.