Looking for academic enrichment or just want to reconnect with friends in the community? Go back to school with the Adult Education Series at Lovett. There are offerings for all interests, and net proceeds of Adult Education classes benefit need-based financial aid for Lovett students.
Serenbe Grounds Tour
Join Penny Peebles for a private tour of Serenbe Gardens led by Garnie Nygren. Start at the organic farm then tour the community, shops, and the Inn gardens. Conclude the day with Marie Nygren’s fried chicken lunch at the Farmhouse restaurant. For more information or to register, click here.
Monday, April 14, 9:00 am-2:00 pm
$50 per person (includes transportation, lunch, and private tour)
Zen and the Art of Pottery with Mr. Z
By popular demand, Mr. Z returns with his annual spring ceramics class. For more information or to register, click here
Atlanta and the Civil War
Presented by Richard Hall
, Ph.D., Lovett teacher and administrator, retired, and Wendy Venet
, Ph.D., Professor of History, Georgia State University Monday evening classes: March 17, March 31, April 7, and April 14, 2014Classes will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Lovett Upper School. Register at www.lovett.org/adult or by contacting Cynthia Coleman (404) 262-3032, ext. 1469. An optional contribution of $30 per class may be made in advance or at the door. Proceeds benefit need-based financial aid at Lovett.
By the third summer of the Civil War, our city had become the second-most important municipality in the Confederacy. Yet Atlanta was barely older than the average soldier stationed in its garrison or convalescing in its hospitals. Fourteen months later, divested of commercial and military goods, evacuated by its citizens, the city surrendered to federal occupancy and, later, to flames.
These four classes will look at the special character of Atlanta as it transitioned from railroad terminus, to a crossroads and gateway city, and finally to a Confederate citadel. We will look at the interval of relative calm as Sherman reached the Chattahoochee at Vinings Station, just across Hardy Pace’s ferry from our campus. We will detail the four major battles that determined Atlanta’s surrender in September 1864.
Professor Wendy Venet of Georgia State University will speak at the final class, focusing on Atlanta citizens’ struggles during and after Sherman’s Campaign. Her book A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta, is scheduled for publication by Yale University Press in April and will be available, pending shipment.
Bus Tour: Battle of Peachtree Creek
Hosted by Gordon L. Jones
, Senior Military Historian and Curator, Atlanta History Center
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am-noon$30 per personDeparting from Lovett. Fee TBA. For more information or to register, contact Cynthia Coleman at (404) 262-3032, ext. 1469.
Experience history as you tour the neighborhoods where the Battle of Peachtree Creek was fought on July 20, 1864. See where Confederate General John B. Hood made his first attempt to break Union General William T. Sherman’s stranglehold on Atlanta in a bloody battle that cost 4,400 casualties in two hours.
The Lovett School reserves the right to cancel a program in the event of unforeseen circumstances.