May 23, 2019
  • Friends of Shoupade Park Meeting

    May 23, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station #5 at 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    This monthly meeting is designed for Shoupade Park volunteer planning and project leadership. The Friends of Shoupade Park maintain a "wish list" of project ideas for the park, which remain on the list until someone commits to the idea's implementation through leadership. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the welfare of Shoupade Park. You can add your ideas to the idea list, support/ lead projects, or just learn more about our initiatives for the Park.

    Shoupade Park is owned by Cobb County and maintained through an Adopt-A-Park program with The River Line Historic Area nonprofit. Learn more about Shoupade Park on the RLHA web site: http://riverline.org/parks/
    Send inquiries to the River Line Historic Area at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

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  • River Line Historic Area Work Session

    May 23, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    The monthly RLHA work sessions are an opportunity for those working on RLHA projects to communicate personally, collaborate, coordinate, and expedite those ongoing projects. The work sessions are open to any one interested in contributing time and talent to our projects or would like to propose a project which fits our mission.

    The fire station has a beautiful meeting room with windows, ample tables, comfortable chairs and convenient rest rooms.

    If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to Roberta at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

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May 25, 2019
  • First St. John's Cemetery Caretaking in Vinings-RSVP required

    May 25, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Woodland Preserve 4641-4617 Woodland Brook Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The Vinings Community River Line Cemetery Crew Leader, Knox Massey, invites all interested (over the age of 15) to assist with vegetation maintenance at the First St. Johns Baptist Church Cemetery within the new Pulte Homes Woodland Preserve Neighborhood in Vinings.  


    The African-American First St. Johns Baptist Church and Cemetery had been abandoned for several years until The River Line Historic Area adopted the cemetery on October 11, 2011.  Shortly afterward, John Wieland Homes bought the church and cemetery property demolishing the vandalized church on December 1, 2011.  The RLHA continues the cemetery upkeep to this day!

    Volunteers are largely needed to cut and manage invasive vegetation, and trash removal.  Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle. 

    Professional and amateur historians and archaeologists are needed to research, document, and help the community learn about First St. John's Baptist Church, Cemetery, and its surrounding Settlement Rd. community which has been replaced by the new Woodland Preserve Neighborhood.

    Please RSVP to RiverLineGA@gmail.com, so we can plan and coordinate the work. If you have them, please bring your own hand pruners labeled with your name.

    More information:
    Cemeteries adopted and maintained by The River Line Historic Area
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    The Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

    Knox

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June 15, 2019
  • Hooper-McWilliams Cemetery Restoration-RSVP required

    June 15, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    5411 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 30080

    The historic Hooper-McWilliams family cemetery was adopted by The River Line Historic Area on September 6, 2016. It is located next to the McDonough Georgia Power Plant near the Chattahoochee River on South Cobb Drive.

    We need a limited number of adult volunteers to maintain this cemetery by eradicating invasive vegetation. If you can help, send a RSVP note to riverlinega@gmail.com and more details will be sent in return. Appropriate attire includes gloves, long pants, sturdy shoes, socks and hat. Bring your water bottle and if you have them, small hand pruners.

    The pioneering Thomas Hooper family owned 531 acres along the Chattahoochee River in 1851.

    More information:
    http://riverline.org/cemeteries/
    http://riverline.org/history/

    Cobb County Adopt-A-Cemetery Program. https://www.cobbcounty.org/community-development/planning/historic-preservation/cemetery-preservation-commission

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June 19, 2019
  • Friends of Shoupade Park Meeting

    June 19, 2019  4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station #5 at 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    This monthly meeting is designed for Shoupade Park volunteer planning and project leadership. The Friends of Shoupade Park maintain a "wish list" of project ideas for the park, which remain on the list until someone commits to the idea's implementation through leadership. The meeting is open to all who are interested in the welfare of Shoupade Park. You can add your ideas to the idea list, support/ lead projects, or just learn more about our initiatives for the Park.

    Shoupade Park is owned by Cobb County and maintained through an Adopt-A-Park program with The River Line Historic Area nonprofit. Learn more about Shoupade Park on the RLHA web site: http://riverline.org/parks/
    Send inquiries to the River Line Historic Area at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

    See more details

  • River Line Historic Area Work Session

    June 19, 2019  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Smyrna Fire Station 5, 750 Cooper Lake Rd SE, Smyrna, GA 30082, USA

    The monthly RLHA work sessions are an opportunity for those working on RLHA projects to communicate personally, collaborate, coordinate, and expedite those ongoing projects. The work sessions are open to any one interested in contributing time and talent to our projects or would like to propose a project which fits our mission.

    The fire station has a beautiful meeting room with windows, ample tables, comfortable chairs and convenient rest rooms.

    If you plan to attend, please send a RSVP to Roberta at RiverLineGA@gmail.com

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