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Georgia Gwinnett College Explores Gwinnett”s Past

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Who shot Button Gwinnett?# History buffs will explore this question, as well as the colorful past and bright future of Gwinnett County at the 2011 Button Gwinnett Day, to be held at Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), April 13, 2 – 4:30 p.m. in the Student Center LVIS room.

Button Gwinnett Day evolved from the former Button Gwinnett Society, and is currently a periodic lecture event presented by the college.

“We are excited to host this Gwinnett County tradition at GGC,”# said Linda Hughes, assistant professor and chair of the college”s Speaker Series Committee. “The program will be of interest to those familiar with the county”s history, and those who want to get a good overview of our local heritage.”#

The county”s past, present and future will be explored by Michael Gagnon, GGC assistant professor of history, Kelly Greer, publisher of Gwinnett Magazine and Jose Perez, president of Target Market Trends and a member of the GGC Board of Trustees.
As part of the day”s program, GGC”s Barnes & Noble Bookstore will sponsor a session featuring local authors J.W. Brown and Rusty Brown. They will discuss Whole Lotta Shakin,” a memoir of years spent with what is described as “the most explosive story in rock music history,”# Jerry Lee Lewis.# J.W. Brown knew him as cousin, son-in-law, fellow band member and legendary American music pioneer.

The event is free and open to the public. Parking will be identified by event signage.
The Aurora Theater and the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center are participating in Button Gwinnett Day.

For more information, visit www.ggc.edu.