History Happens Right Here!

History Happens Right Here!

Emory Village Tour Event Schedule!

What a line-up! Music, Food, Art, Family. This is Druid Hills living in full bloom, May 1st-3rd. Hope to see you there.


EmoryHome Tour & Architectural Walking Tours

  • Architecture from the renowned firm of Ivey & Crook who focused on preserving and extending the vision of noted landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted
  • Institute of Classical Architecture (ICA) Lecture on the architectural firm of Ivey & Crook
  • Guided Walking Tour of Ivey & Crook buildings on the Emory University campus


Live Local Bands Performing Nightly at Emory Village Plaza

  • The Garden Fresh Pickers Bluegrass Band
    The Garden Fresh Pickers have played together for more than two years. Members of the band are Keith Caldwell (guitar), Annie Godfrey (banjo), Brendan Held (fiddle), Mike Nugent (mandolin) and Beth Stevenson (bass). Cumulatively the band members have over 100 years of musical experience.
  • Emory Village Plaza 688 Band
    The opening band will be 688, featuring Ron Huey on vocals and acoustic guitar; Nic Huey on bass; Charles Calhoun, guitar; and Price Carlton on drums. 688 plays classic rock, current favorites, and a few originals.
  • Bradley Cole Smith
    Bradley Cole Smith has been playing around Atlanta since his high school days. He is well known for his time leading Doublewide, which would consistently pack Smith’s Olde Bar, The Chameleon Club, and other great venues. He continues to entertain across the Southeast, mixing original music with crowd pleaser covers ranging from Van Morrison and The Stones, to Elvis and Three Dog Night.


Lullwater Conservation Garden Plant Sale at 952 Lullwater Road NE

The Lullwater Garden Club is also pleased to present its annual spring plant sale in conjunction with the Tour. Native perennials suited to Atlanta’s climate and drought-tolerant succulents will be available, as well as a variety of heirloom tomato plants. All proceeds will benefit the Lullwater Conservation Garden, Inc., which recently launched an ambitious revitalization of the 6.5-acre garden that it has tended since 1931. The entrance to the garden is located at the south intersection of Lullwater Parkway and Lullwater Road.


Patch Dash 5Kpatchdashlogo

Patch Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and Tot Trot (requires registration and entry fee). Note: Race proceeds to benefit Press On To Cure Childhood Cancer:www.pressonfund.org, whose unique mission is to identify feasible therapies for childhood cancers and to invest money to support science and infrastructure. Contact 
Ed Williams – 404-327-7738 to learn more or register online www.active.com/atlanta-ga/running/distance-running-races/patch-dash-5k-2015.


Local Artists Market @ Darden Research Building

The Artist Market is a curated community affair, featuring one-of-a-kind paintings, prints, jewelry, sculpture, clothing and crafts, all available for purchase.


Exclusive cookbook signing from Chef Jennifer Hill Booker, author of “From Field Peas to Foie Gras”

FINAL-COVER-Field-Peas-to-Foie-GrasSaturday, May 2, 2015

10am – 2pm

Tour Home: 1284 Fairview Road NE


Please join Chef Jennifer Hill Booker for a tasting and book signing at the tour home of Jennie Saliers & Bill Levisay. Chef Jennifer is a classically trained chef, graduating with honors from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Paris, France where she earned her Base de Cuisine certificate. Building a culinary foundation on her Mississippi roots and a farm-to-table concept, Booker creates a unique take on contemporary Southern cooking. Combining agrarian approaches and down-home style with classical-French techniques, Booker reinvents Southern cuisine. These 135 recipes are the culmination of summers and holidays spent in Charleston, Mississippi, at the family farm.


Times & Tour Map & More Info

The tour events take place Friday, May 1, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 3, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. The Artist Market takes place Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; and Sunday, May 3, 1:00 – 5:00 PM. Click here for the tour map and more information.


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