Duluth Historical Society Community Outreach
The Alice Strickland House in Duluth, Georgia, is an historic landmark, a community destination point, and the home of the Duluth History Museum. It proudly sits on a grassy knoll with a small pecan grove, gardens, and nature preserve and continues to serve the community since early in the 1920s. It is a venue for educational programs, community events, and the Historical Society and the well-maintained property includes acres of green space for the enjoyment of visitors, including, children, families, veterans and senior citizens. It is an open non-denominational venue for the girl scouts, boy scouts and has been the recipient of two completed Eagle Boy Scout projects and has been declared a National Wildlife Habitat due to the work of the Girl Scout Troops who meet at the Strickland House.
- - Partnered with Gwinnett Library System
- - Provided community with Indian Heritage Day
- - Hosted two book lectures with Gwinnett Public Library and Gwinnett Reads Program
- - Conducted an American Girl Tea Party with Gwinnett Public Library
- - Joined w/Children’s Reading Pgm & Tail Wagging Tutors where children read to therapy dogs
- - Annual Educational Program for Spring Gardening and Plant Sale
- - Storytelling, by actors in period costume, of historical characters i.e. Ben Franklin, Mary Gay, Mrs. Ben Franklin, Alice Strickland
Venue for Community Events:
- - Hosted four weddings in the last 5 years, one for the Great, Great Grandson of Mrs. Alice Strickland, homeowner of the estate in the 1920s.
- Facility has been used as the backdrop for three film companies for shoots
- Home of girl scout and boy scout troops
- Conducted senior citizen private tours
- Sponsored an Old Timer’s Luncheon
Venue for Duluth History Museum and Historical Society
- - Sponsored Historic Photo Contest, city wide
- - Hosted author, Elliot Brack
- - Annual holiday events for families
- - Christmas Extravaganza Open House
- - Museum provides several rotating exhibits annually
- - Veterans exhibit from the Civil war, WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, Viet Nam, Desert Storm, and through to today.
Additional Historical Society Activities:
- - Monthly meetings with Fireside Chats for visitors and members to learn more about the history of Duluth are held in the Strickland House grand living room.
- - Annual Chattapoochie Dog Fest, honoring Mrs. Zigler, granddaughter of Alice Strickland, who creator of the first Gwinnett County Humane Society in 1950
- - Annual partner with the Duluth Dog Mayor program.
- - Annually during city fall festival, provides tours of the ‘callaboose’, first jail in Duluth in 1829.
- - Sponsored a Secret Garden Tour of neighboring homes
- - Prepares for Duluth City Hall, a showcase of Duluth’s history in a rotating exhibit.
Alice Strickland House Property (green space):
- - Provides a small nature preserve with walking trails, native plants, courtesy of two Eagle Scouts
- - Property is a dedicated National Wildlife Habitat, courtesy of Jr. Girl Scout Troop #1945
- - Offers Community Garden plots for residents to lease, plant, tend, and reap their crops
- - Practices hydroponics and rain water conservation
- - Hydroponics and rain water conservation
The immediate future plans include:
- - The Veterans Memorial Gardens, honoring our fallen soldiers
- - Greenhouse Gems, propagating native plants for educational and enjoyment