Thursday, January 6, 2011

Upcoming Events in January at the Carnegie in Downtown Newnan

Please join us on Wednesday, January 12th at 10 a.m. for the very popular History with Elizabeth series. This month’s topic is R.D. Cole Replica Street Lights Donor Program Downtown Newnan Streetscapes.

A fourth generation Coweta Countian, Elizabeth is a descendant of early settlers. Proud of her heritage and always imbued with a strong sense of history, Ms. Beers has been actively involved in various professional, civic, community, church, and historical organizations. With her knowledge of the county and its people, she is a resource person, and has become known as the "unofficial local historian."

Come to The Carnegie for an informative seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Take Stock in the Market” you will learn basic stock terminology and time-proven strategies for investing in stocks. This program will be Wednesday, January 19 at 10 A.M. Refreshments will be served.

Sam is a Newnan native who has over 20 years of financial planning, financial management, and executive management experience of Fortune 500 companies in the financial, technology, production, telecommunications, professional services consulting, program management, and healthcare industries.

Also on Wednesday, January 15 at noon is Sack Lunch Cinema featuring “Why Did I Get Married Too?”, rated PG-13. Bring your sack lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and dessert.

Travel to Hollywood through the Carnegie’s series ‘Armchair Travelers.’ The series speaker for the month of January is local traveler Patrick Terrail. The speaking engagement will be on January 28 at 2pm at the Carnegie.

Patrick is an author, Founder/Publisher of 85 South/Out & About, speaks French and Greek, and is married with one son.

Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today and visit for a complete calendar of events.

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