Welcome to Heritage Sandy Springs, the nonprofit organization that builds community through preserving and promoting the historic and cultural identity of Sandy Springs. Heritage Sandy Springs manages and operates Heritage Green, the four-acre park in the heart of Sandy Springs and home of the original springs, the Sandy Springs Society Entertainment Lawn, and the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum. Heritage Sandy Springs enriches the quality of life for Sandy Springs residents and visitors through cultural, historical and educational opportunities.
Blue & Gray Saturdays
This summer, see history come alive with re-enactors depicting life during the Civil War. Confederate and Union Soliders will share their stories of warfare and women will portray precarious life on the home front. Learn about Civil War life with period re-enactors and enjoy the new exhibition "The CIvil War in Sandy Springs". 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the below dates, Free admission, great for the entire family!
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Saturday, July 26, 2014
August 30, 2014
The Civil War in Sandy Springs Now Open
"The Civil War in Sandy Springs”, at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum tells the previously untold story of the Civil War in Sandy Springs, Georgia.
In the turbulent summer of 1864, the Union Army occupied the small farming community of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Those weeks changed the lives of every family that lived through them. “The Civil War in Sandy Springs” explores their story. From never before published diaries and newly discovered letters, the firsthand accounts and struggles of local people can be understood for the first time. Family heirlooms and artifacts treasured for 150 years are on display along with the actual guns and cannon shells that terrorized the community during the long summer of occupation. “The Civil War in Sandy Springs” will be on view at the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum from April 30, 2014 through April 1, 2015. Museum Hours: Wednesdays & Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free Admission. Get more information.
Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market Now Open Every Saturday
The Heritage Sandy Springs Farmers Market is now open for the 2014 season, held Saturday mornings at 235 Sandy Springs Circle (corner of Sandy Springs Circle and Johnson Ferry Road).
The Farmers Market will run every Saturday, April - November, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Each Saturday market features live music and nearly 50 vendors offering an abundance of fresh, local produce, along with pasture-raised meat and pork products, farm fresh eggs and dairy products, and a wide variety of prepared foods. HSS is proud to continue the success of the Sandy Springs Farmer's Market. Sandy Springs was originally founded as a farming community, so in many ways this wonderful weekly community event will celebrate the roots of our community's history. Get more information.
Free Children's Program, Movin' Groovin' Mornings, to be held Wednesdays during Summer
Movin' Groovin' Mornings returns on June 11 for four weeks of fun for children. Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings is a FREE summer children's series held Wednesdays in the summer, from 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. at Heritage Sandy Springs. Designed for children ages 2 to 10, Movin’ Groovin’ Mornings offers fun and engaging activities for kids to spend their summer mornings. The creative and interactive activities include dance, music, storytelling, puppets, and even science experiments. There is no cost to participate in the activities. Feel free to pack a blanket, yoga mat, or picnic lunch to enjoy in the park after the event. Free admission to the Heritage Sandy Springs Museum with storytelling after the program concludes. Get more information.
Sandy Springs Native takes the Rhythm and Brews Stage June 26
Rhythm and Brews, the monthly happy hour concert series that celebrates craft beer and local music deeply rooted in the region, continues in June
with a performance by Melon & The Mayhem, an indie pop band based in Nashville, Tenn., that blends 1940s cabaret singer style with big band jazz. It creates a modern electronic-influenced sound with vintage roots. Lead singer Mary Ellen "Melon" Klein, who also plays piano, is a Sandy Springs native and Riverwood High graduate. Heritage Sandy Springs open-air "Rhythm and Brews" concerts series features both up-and-coming and established artists whose origins are deeply rooted in the region. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 13 - 20, free for ages 12 and under. Gates open at 6:00, Concert 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Regional craft beer, wine, and drinks are available for purchase. Food from Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery available for purcahse. Coolers, picnics, blankets and chairs are welcome. No pets or smoking. Get more information.
The Grains of Sand Band to perform July 13 for Concerts by the Springs
The popular summer concert series, Concerts by the Springson, continues on July 13 with a performance by The Grains of Sand Band. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with the concert from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Picnics and coolers welcome; no outside tables please. Smoking is not permitted. The only pets permitted are special-assist animals. Food, beer, wine, and drinks will be available for purchase. Free admisison, donations welcome. Parking available in designated lots off Sandy Springs Place and at the Sandy Springs United Methodist Church Activities Center. No parking at City Walk (Kroger) or Centre Court (former ACE) shopping centers, these are for retail customers only and you will be towed.
Concerts by the Springs is a summer tradition in the Sandy Springs community. Presented to the public free of charge by Heritage Sandy Springs, each summer brings five great performances by artists representing a variety of popular music. Get more information.