Press Releases

November 8, 2017 Georgia Philanthropists John F. and Marilyn M. McMullan Establish Endowed Position with Gift to Georgia Historical Society


October 27, 2017 Georgia Civil Rights Trail Expands with Dedication of Alonzo Herndon Historical Marker


October 20, 2017 Gulfstream Named to Georgia Business History Initiative by Georgia Historical Society


October 5, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Announces 2018 Georgia Trustees Ed Bastian and Paul Bowers


September 26, 2017 Georgia-Pacific Honored With Historical Marker By Georgia Historical Society


September 20, 2017 Robert L. Brown, Jr. Honored by Georgia Historical Society with John Macpherson Berrien Award


July 31, 2017 Georgia Historical Society to host Vince Dooley for Discussion and Book Signing


June 13, 2017 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to First African Baptist Church


May 25, 2017 Historic Rural Churches of Georgia Awarded Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award by Georgia Historical Society


May 10, 2017 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to The Temple, Atlanta’s First Official Jewish Institution


April 27, 2017 Book Lovers: Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Book Sale is THIS SATURDAY, April 29


April 27, 2017 Woodward Academy/Georgia Military Archives Awarded Roger K. Warlick Local History Award


April 18, 2017 Robert Brown and Ross King among speakers at Historical Marker Dedication Commemorating Creation of the State’s Highway System


April 4, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Commemorates the Legacy of S. Truett Cathy by Adding Chick-fil-A to the Georgia Business History Initiative


March 22, 2017 Georgia Historical Society to Commemorate World War II Rescue Boat Station in Thunderbolt with Historical Marker


March 14, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Joins Organizations around the Country Endorsing the Values of History Relevance


February 15, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Surpasses $1 Million in Contributions for K-12 Educational Programming


February 7, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Announces the Collection of Environmental Visionary Ray C. Anderson Now Open For Research


January 30, 2017 Eighty-Eight Sites Statewide Open Free of Charge on February 5 for the Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday


January 26, 2017 Georgia Historical Society President Dr. W. Todd Groce and Board Members Paul Bowers, Doug Hertz, and Philip Wilheit, Sr. Named to Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians


January 24, 2017 Georgia Historical Society Announces the Creation of the Dr. William T. Moore Distinguished Editorship of the Georgia Historical Quarterly


December 14, 2016 Georgia Historical Society Mission Statement is Focus of New “We Believe” Video


November 22, 2016 Georgia Historical Society and Critz Auto Group Remember Mercer Auto Camp and 1911 Savannah Races With New Historical Marker


November 16, 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities Awards $154,921 Grant to Georgia Historical Society


November 10, 2016 Historic Oakland Foundation Receives Roger K. Warlick Award for Excellence in Local History


November 9, 2016 Georgia Historical Society Awarded Seventh Consecutive 4-Star Rating by Charity Navigator


November 1, 2016 1996 Centennial Olympic Games Honored With Historical Marker


October 31, 2016 Ambassador Andrew Young, Billy Payne, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Vince Dooley to Dedicate Georgia Historical Marker to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games


October 25, 2016 Ambassador Andrew Young, Billy Payne, Mayor Kasim Reed, and Vince Dooley to Dedicate Georgia Historical Marker to the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games


October 20, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. John C. Inscoe


October 5, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Historical Marker in Augusta to Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church


September 28, 2016 George Washington, Leadership And Global Revolution: Are There Lessons From the First Brexit For The Modern World?


September 21, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to Savannah Protest Movement


September 16, 2016 Georgia Historical Society and Office of the Governor to Induct A.D. “Pete” Correll and F. Duane Ackerman as the Newest Georgia Trustees


September 15, 2016 First Lady Sandra Deal, Jennifer Dickey and Catherine Lewis Honored with Presidential Citation For Memories of the Mansion


September 14, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Historical Marker in Montezuma to Macon County Training School


August 31, 2016 Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $15,000 Educational Grant to Georgia Historical Society


August 4, 2016 Massie Heritage Center to Receive Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award from Georgia Historical Society


July 21, 2016 Massie Heritage Center to Receive Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award from Georgia Historical Society


July 13, 2016 Georgia Teens Earn Gold Medal at National History Day Competition


June 27, 2016 Southern Company Honored with Historical Marker as the Newest Member of the Georgia Business History Initiative


June 8, 2016 Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History Honored by Georgia Historical Society as Affiliate of the Year


June 2, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to Reverend Silas Xavier Floyd


May 18, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Recognize Albany Home of Governor George Busbee with Historical Marker Dedication


May 13, 2016 Vince Dooley and Sonny Deriso Elected to Top Board Positions at 177th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society


March 30, 2016 Pioneering Educator and Voorhees College Founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright to Receive Historical Marker in Talbotton


May 11, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Recognize Birthplace of Coca-Cola with Historical Marker Dedication


May 6, 2016 Georgia Historical Quarterly Celebrates 100th Volume, 1917 – 2016


April 27, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Recognize South-View Cemetery with Historical Marker Dedication this Saturday


March 30, 2016 Pioneering Educator and Voorhees College Founder Elizabeth Evelyn Wright to Receive Historical Marker in Talbotton


February 11, 2016 Ernie Lee, Georgia’s Teacher of the Year, Named Grand Marshal of 2016 Georgia Day Parade


February 9, 2016 Governor Nathan Deal to Induct Muhtar Kent and James H. Blanchard as Newest Georgia Trustees


February 8, 2016 Georgia Historical Society Surpasses $1 Million in Contributions for Annual Georgia History Festival and K-12 Educational Programming


February 2, 2016 2016 Georgia History Festival Founding City Events Begin this Weekend with Colonial Faire and Muster and Super Museum Sunday


January 27, 2016 Georgia Historical Society to Bring “The Real Mad Men” to Columbus


January 7, 2016 GHS to Dedicate Historical Marker to the Introduction of the Soybean to North America


January 6, 2016 Georgia Historical Society Board Chairman Robert S. Jepson, Jr. and GHS President
Dr. W. Todd Groce Named to Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians


November 12, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Receives Sixth Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


November 6, 2015 Leo Frank lynching at 100 discussed in November 17 talk


November 5, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Present Local History Achievement Honor to Augusta and the Civil War Symposium Series


November 4, 2015 Clyde Tuggle and H. Jerome Russell Named to Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators


October 22, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Announces 2016 Trustees Gala Theme – Dare To Dream


October 20, 2015 Digital Collection of Civil War Materials Receives Georgia Historical Records Award


September 30, 2015 The Birth of the American Dream: How the Real Mad Men Changed the World


September 15, 2015 Rare Opportunity to View Original Draft of the United States Constitution this Thursday at the Georgia Historical Society


September 2, 2015 Collection of Late Visionary Environmentalist and Interface Founder Ray C. Anderson Finds Permanent Home at the Georgia Historical Society


September 1, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Honors Georgia Power as a 2015 Georgia Business History Initiative Designee


August 12, 2015 The Ghosts of Leo Frank: Reckoning With Georgia’s Most Infamous Murders 100 Years Later


June 18, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Presents Local History Achievement Award to Thronateeska Heritage Foundation, Inc.


June 18, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Presents Local History Achievement Award to Bulloch County Historical Society


June 11, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate Historical Marker to Governor John Marshall Slaton


May 29, 2015 New Members Elected to the Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators


May 26, 2015 Dr. Gary Gallagher Named Distinguished Fellow By Georgia Historical Society


May 19, 2015 Georgia Historical Society and Office of the Governor to Induct Muhtar Kent and James H. “Jimmy” Blanchard as the Newest Georgia Trustees


April 23, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Historical Marker to Admiral John Henry Towers


April 13, 2015 Statement by Dr. W. Todd Groce President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society regarding the Purported Image of the CSS Georgia and the Civil Rights Movement


April 8, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to Sumter County and the Civil Rights Movement


April 8, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to Primus King and the Civil Rights Movement


April 7, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Civil Rights Trail Historical Marker to Vienna High and Industrial School


April 7, 2015 Georgia Historical Society to add Three New Historical Markers to the Georgia Civil Rights Trail


March 19, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Seeks Book Donations For Annual Book Sale


February 11, 2015 Georgia Historical Society and Governor Nathan Deal to Honor Alana Shepherd and Paula Wallace as 2015 Georgia Trustees


February 4, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Set to Kick Off 2015 GEORGIA HISTORY FESTIVAL


February 2, 2015 Georgia Power Trustee Level Sponsor of 2015 Georgia History Festival and Trustees Gala


January 27, 2015 Georgia Historical Society Announces 2015 Trustees Gala Honorary Co-Chairs


January 22, 2015 Georgia Historical Society’s Dr. W. Todd Groce and Robert S. Jepson, Jr. Named to Georgia Trend 100 Most Influential Georgians


December 10, 2014 GHS to cap off Civil War 150 commemoration with two Historical Markers: March to the Sea (Savannah) and the CSS Georgia


November 26, 2014 GHS Board Chair Robert S. Jepson, Jr. Receives J.W. Fanning award from Leadership Georgia


November 19, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Opens Jepson House Education Center


November 17, 2014 Media Advisory: Jepson House Education Center Historical Marker


November 12, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to commemorate Historic Carnegie Library


November 7, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to Commemorate Beginning of Sherman’s March to the Sea


November 4, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Receives Coveted Four Star Charity Navigator Rating 5th Year in a Row


October 29, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate Historical Marker for Cooper Pants Factory and the Gainesville Tornado


October 16, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Launches Georgia Civil Rights Trail


October 15, 2014 Media Advisory: Atlanta Student Movement Dedication


October 7, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Launches Georgia Civil Rights Trail In Atlanta With Dedication Of Historical Marker Recognizing Atlanta Student Movement


 

September 25, 2014 Media Advisory: Georgia History Festival Press Conference


September 24, 2014 GHS increases accessibility to Archival Collections through NHPRC Grant


September 22, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to dedicate Historical Marker for the Old Governor’s Mansion in Milledgeville


September 19, 2014 Emmy Award Winning Host of Today in Georgia History to Live Stream from Coastal Middle School


September 18, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to dedicate Historical Marker to Calvary Episcopal Church


September 15, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to dedicate Historical Marker to commemorate the Albany movement


September 8, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Statement on the Passing of S. Truett Cathy


August 5, 2014 GHS Board Chair Robert S. Jepson, Jr. to Receive J.W. Fanning award from Leadership Georgia


June 25, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate Historical Marker at First Bryan Baptist Church


May 20, 2014 Pulitzer Prize Winning WWII Author Rick Atkinson Tonight in Savannah


May 15, 2014 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate Marker for Historic E.D. Stroud School


May 1, 2014 Bob Jepson and Vince Dooley Elected to Top Board Positions at Historic 175th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society


April 22, 2014 Celebrated Historian Edward Ayers to Keynote 175th Annual Meeting of the Georgia Historical Society


March 25, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Awarded $1,000 Century Service Grant by Rotary Club of Savannah


March 20, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Announces 175th Anniversary Logo


February 11, 2014 GEORGIA DAY PARADE POSTPONED… New Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014


February 3, 2014 Flannery O’Connor in Spotlight at 2014 Georgia History Festival


January 27, 2014 First Lady Sandra Deal to Welcome Hundreds of Atlanta Area School Children to Celebrate 2014 Georgia History Festival Kickoff at the Capitol


January 14, 2014 Georgia Historical Society Announces 2014 Trustees Gala Honorary Co-Chairs


January 7, 2014 Georgia Historical Society President and CEO Named to 100 Most Influential Georgians for Third Consecutive Year


January 3, 2014 Georgia Historical Society and Rotary Club of Savannah To Commemorate Club Centennial with Historical Marker


December 5, 2013 Barney Colored Elementary School Recognized with Historical Marker


November 12, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Board of Curators Announces Redesignation of
the Georgia Historical Society Research Center


October 28, 2013 Georgia Historical Society and Athens Historical Society to Commemorate University of Georgia Botanical Garden


October 17, 2013 Georgia Historical Society and Live Oak Public Libraries Present
Jefferson and Hamilton: A Conversation with John Ferling


September 25, 2013 Arthur Blank and Billy Payne Named 2014 Georgia Trustees
Flannery O’Connor to be History Festival Historical Figure


September 20, 2013 Media Advisory for Georgia History Festival Press Conference


September 5, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Receives 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating for Fourth Consecutive Year


August 28, 2013 Georgia Historical Society to present UGA Press and Authors with Bell and Hawes Awards


August 20, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Chosen as Home to the W.W. Law Collection


July 30, 2013 Renovation Underway at Georgia Historical Society’s Jepson House Education Center


July 18, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Presents Thomaston-Upson Archives With Local History Achievement Honor


June 26, 2013 Jepson House Benefactors to be Honored


June 17, 2013 Emmy Win “Times Two” for Georgia Historical Society’s Own Stan Deaton


June 12, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Presents Georgia Battlefields Association with Affiliate of the Year Honors


June 04, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Hosts NEH Summer Institute


May 29, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Announces New Hires


May 21, 2013 Today in Georgia History Receives Two Emmy Nominations


May 15, 2013 Savannah Liberty Ship Receives New Historical Marker


May 07, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Elects New Board Members at 174th Annual Meeting


April 22, 2013 Georgia Historical Society to Present Service Awards at 174th Annual Meeting


April 10, 2013 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate “Lord’s Acre” Historical Marker


April 10, 2013 Paul Pressly to Deliver Keynote Address at the Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting


March 13, 2013 Georgia Historical Society Awarded $150,000 Grant from The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation


March 13, 2013 Book Lovers: Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Book Sale Is Coming April 26-27


January 28, 2013 Georgia History Festival’s Colonial Faire & Muster at Wormsloe Brings History to Life


January 23, 2013 Georgia Historical Society’s 2013 Georgia History Festival to Kickoff in Atlanta at the Capitol


January 14, 2013 Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate Civil War 150 Marker in Savannah, Ga., at birthplace of John C. Frémont


January 03, 2013 Georgia Historical Society President Named One of the 100 Most Influential Georgians Second Year Running


December 17, 2012 Major Sponsors for 2013 Georgia History Festival Announced: Georgia Power serves as Trustee Sponsor