Tellus Science Museum Executive Director Jose Santamaria will speak about the Gold Rush in Georgia on Monday July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Sara Hightower Library in Rome, GA. Guests will learn about the first gold rush in the country as part of the monthly meeting of the Rome Georgia Mineral Society. Santamaria will discuss the formation of Georgia’s gold deposits, the events that led to the gold rush, the chaos, lawlessness and politics that followed, the impact it had on the Cherokees, and the future prospects for gold discoveries in the state.
“Tellus has the largest collection and the most complete exhibits on Georgia minerals in the world.” Santamaria also pointed out, “Gold is an important part of Georgia’s history, so of course our Georgia Gold collection is one of our most popular exhibits at the museum. We love to share Georgia’s mineral history with the public because it’s important for people to know and appreciate the natural world around them.”
In addition to sharing history about Georgia’s gold rush, Santamaria will also have a gold nugget specimen from Georgia to show visitors. Admission for this lecture is free and the public is invited to attend.
The Rome-Floyd Recycling Center is hosting an Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our current Recycling Center, 405 Watters Street. Items accepted include computers, peripheral equipment, televisions, copy machines, printers, car batteries, recorders and cameras. Appointments are required. Please call the Center at 706-291-5266 during business hours and until 5 pm on Friday, July 20 to schedule an appointment.
Georgia Legal Services Program assistance will be available in the Judicial Courthouse located at 3 Government Plaza, Suite 114 on Friday,July 13, 2018 at 9 a.m. till Noon to assist low-income clients in a range of civil matters, including TPOs, public benefits, housing, consumer issues, school suspensions and unemployment. This service is provided on the second Friday of each month by Superior Court Clerk Barbara H Penson and Georgia Legal Services Program. For more information call 706-291-5190.