The Kaufman Library will be the home of the traveling Gwinnett History Exhibit during the month of April, as part of the Gwinnett Bicentennial Celebration. The Bicentennial torch will also be on display at the Library from April 10-12.

The Gwinnett Bicentennial will be a one-year celebration of 200 years of our county’s history. The state of Georgia created Gwinnett County on December 15, 1818, naming it for Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence.

From its humble beginnings as an agrarian community in the 1800s to its unprecedented growth as the second largest county in the state of Georgia, Gwinnett has a lot of milestones to celebrate throughout its 200-year history.

(Source: https://www.gwinnettcounty.com/static/about_gwinnett/gcb2017/history.html)

Button Gwinnett Day - April 11, 2018

Join Georgia Gwinnett College for their annual Button Gwinnett Day in recognition of Georgia's signer of the Declaration of Independence and featuring discussion panels and performances.

Schedule:

9:00am: Entrepreneurship in the 1980s that led to Greater Diversity, School of Business Panel Discussion (Cisco Auditorium)
10:00am: Representative Brooks Coleman, School of Education Panel Discussion (Cisco Auditorium)
11:45am: Button Gwinnett Then and Now Performance, Jason West, Director of Programming at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (Student Center Plaza)
1:30pm: Healthcare in the 80s and Beyond, School of Health Sciences Panel Discussion (Cisco Auditorium)

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