Special Event

"Traveling Trunk" Program!

Hands-on look at how early settlers lived


Emil Decker & J.C. Hustis

Sons of the American Revolution

Robert Forsyth Chapter Members

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The Rooftop at Crabapple Market

12630 Crabapple Road, Suite 320, Milton, Georgia 30004

The "Traveling Trunk" is a display of items that were used in the day-to-day lives of Americans in the late 18th and early to mid 19th century, especially in rural areas. The SAR presenters will provide a hands-on experience, showing how the tools and implements were used. The audience will have the opportunity to hold and explore each item during the presentation.

The presenters have given the presentation to a number of middle and high schools in the area as well as to other civic groups. Hopefully, the audience will leave with a better understanding of the day-to-day life of our ancestors.

About our speaker:

Compatriot Emil Decker is a retired Industrial Arts/Technology teacher with 32 years of service. He served in the US Army for 8 years and was deployed to Saudi Arabia with a Chemical Decontamination Unit during the First Gulf War. Joining the SAR, his primary ancestor is William Decker, a militiaman from Mecklenburg, Virginia. He has supplementals he should pursue, if he can get his act in gear.

He is the main contact for the Robert Forsyth Chapter’s Traveling Trunk, the Editor of their “The Marshal” newsletter, as well as the editor of the State Society’s Hornet’s Nest. He is a member of the Georgia Society’s Color Guard & Elijah Clarke Militia. He also edits the Georgia Garden Railroad Society’s Newsletter, trains being among his other varied pursuits. His wife of over 41 years, Linda, is his friend, love, and almost constant companion and confidant. They attend Northlake Baptist Church.

Rooftop Room at Crabapple Market

Mailing Address:

12460 Crabapple Road, Suite 202-509

Milton, GA 30004

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