Friday, October 9, 2009

"Brown Bag" Event at the Carnegie

The Carnegie is presenting a ‘Brown Bag’ event which will take place on October 16th starting at noon.

The public may bring their lunch and enjoy a presentation by historical author Billy Kennedy.

Northern Ireland author-journalist Billy Kennedy, in his 10th book in the popular Scots-Irish Chronicles series, gives appropriate recognition to the lives, careers and outstanding achievements of three of America's most iconic historical personalities.

Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston and David Crockett were three men of destiny in 19th century history who had much in common in family and ancestral ties, in character, mannerisms, and political and social outlook, as they shaped the fabric of a nation which was to gradually emerge as the greatest and most influential in the world.

“We are excited to welcome this noted journalist and historical author,” said Amy Mapel, Carnegie Media Coordinator.

About the Carnegie
Carnegie is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The building served as a library until 1987 when a new facility was constructed on Hospital Road. With its iconic lighted sign that states the ‘City of Homes’ on top of the building, citizens recognize the Carnegie when they drive through historic downtown.

The Carnegie was funded by the city of Newnan’s General Fund and partly by 2007 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Carnegie’s cost to be renovated was over $1.5 million dollars to the city. For more information on the Carnegie, please visit or email
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