SMHS Events


Our Friend in Stone Mountain – Margaret Ratcliff Exhibit

Margaret “Peggy” Ratcliff, a Stone Mountain based artist for two decades, produced a wealth of enamels, ceramics, pottery, oil paintings and watercolors over her professional life.   She was known in particular for her enamelwork and her beautifully rendered plates and bowls that show a love of nature and animals drawn from her surroundings.

The plate pictured here was a piece commissioned for New South Associates in 1994 and was presented to them as a welcome to the Village gift.

The exhibit can be seen at the Wells Brown House.  If any members have a Ratcliff piece we can borrow for the exhibit please call Mary Beth Reed 77-498-4155 ext. 128.

Wells Brown House Porch Event
May 25, 2018

Come enjoy springtime on the Wells Brown House porch as we continue Cheers! on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 5-7 pm.

Researching and Honoring World War I Veterans-
Join in Georgia’s Centennial Celebration

May 31, 4-7 pm
Wells Brown House

A village banner program is under way to honor World War I veterans in your family or friends.  Each will be sponsored $50 per banner and the proceeds will go to the 1871 Club for the care of the Wells Brown House.  A banner (see example) will be placed on Main Street for either the month of September or October honoring the selected veteran.  Stone Mountain veterans are listed on our website with some service details and we are looking to gain more information through research.  Join us at the Wells Brown house with your village knowledge, tablet, or laptop to research some of these men and women who are becoming less known to us as time passes on.  We will have access to ancestry and other programs to help us out.  Join us for a group research session on Thursday, May 31 from 4-7 pm at the Wells Brown House.  Should be fun and all are welcome.

For more information please contact Theresa Hamby at 770-498-4155 ext. 122


Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, Wells Brown House, 9:00-11:30 AM

Wednesday, July 4

Join us for this holiday tradition.  Pancakes, sausages, fresh fruit!  Bring your family.

Adults $10, children under 12, $5.

Current Exhibit, The Doctor Is In

When we pulled together the information on Stone Mountain’s doctors for the original exhibit, we missed one – Dr. James McCurdy.  Son of Dr. Bill McCurdy and brother to Dr. Willis McCurdy, Dr. James Mc Curdy served our country  during World War II in the Pacific Theater.  He would die in a car accident a few short years after his return home. Through the thoughtfulness of board member Jim McCurdy, we are fortunate to have had access to his letters written home mostly to his father during the war.

His career and accomplishments are the focus of interpretive panels that chart his experience as he grew from small town doctor to a military doctor and surgeon and to some degree an ambassador for our country.

Annual Summer BBQ


BBQ Plate – Meat, Brunswick Stew, Baked Beans, Pickles, Bread, Cole Slaw, Banana Pudding and beverages

Adults $20. Children $12