• Georgia Historical Society to Commemorate World War II Rescue Boat Station in Thunderbolt with Historical Marker

    Savannah, Ga., March 22, 2017 – The Georgia Historical Society will dedicate a new historical marker this Friday, March 24, to the World War II Rescue Boat Station on the bluff of the Wilmington River in Thunderbolt. Speakers will include The Honorable Beth Goette, Mayor of Thunderbolt; Bill Palmer, son of the late Staff Sergeant […]

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  • Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate New Historical Marker in Montezuma to Macon County Training School

    Atlanta, Ga., September 14, 2016 – The Georgia Historical Society will erect a new historical marker in Montezuma, Georgia, to the Macon County Training School, part of the Rosenwald school building program. The keynote speaker for the event will be Dr. Samuel D. Jolley, Jr., Macon County Training School class of 1960.  Other speakers will […]

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  • Peyton Anderson Foundation Awards $15,000 Educational Grant to Georgia Historical Society

    Atlanta, Ga., August 31, 2016 – The Georgia Historical Society has received a $15,000 grant award from the Peyton Anderson Foundation in Macon to produce a series of educational programs titled “Live from the Archives: Georgia in the American Revolution.”  The series is designed for Bibb County students, teachers, and the general public focusing on […]

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  • Massie Heritage Center to Receive Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award from Georgia Historical Society

    Savannah, Ga., August 4, 2016 –The Georgia Historical Society will present Massie Heritage Center with the 2016 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award in Media for its film Massie School: A Cradle of Public Education. The presentation will take place this evening, August 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Massie Heritage Center, 207 East Gordon […]

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  • Massie Heritage Center to Receive Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award from Georgia Historical Society

    Savannah, Ga., July 21, 2016 – The Georgia Historical Society announced today that it has selected Massie Heritage Center as the recipient of the 2016 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award in Media for its film Massie School: A Cradle of Public Education. The ten-minute film, created by documentary filmmakers Michael Jordan and Dan […]

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  • Powering the American Dream

    Download a PDF of the 2016 Georgia History Festival Newspapers in Education insert “Powering the American Dream.”  

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  • A State of Innovation: Delta Air Lines

    Delta Air Lines A Story of Innovation In 1924, Huff Daland Dusters, a small crop-dusting operation, started operations in Macon, Georgia. That small company would grow into Delta Air Lines. This agricultural flying firm was the first of its kind in the United States. In 1925, just a year after starting the business, the headquarters […]

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  • A State of Innovation: Home Depot

    Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank founded The Home Depot in 1978. Their dream of one-stop shopping for the “do-it-yourselfer” was fulfilled when they opened the first two Home Depot stores on June 22, 1979, in Atlanta, Georgia. Use the links below to learn more about this retail giant’s history and to see how the company […]

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  • Waffle House

    A State of Innovation: Waffle House

    Waffle House was started in Avondale Estates, Georgia, by two friends. Today, Waffle House is a beloved brand with restaurants up and down the interstates. Use the links below to learn more about the interesting history of Waffle House. Company Profile Two neighbors, Joe Rogers, Sr. and Tom Forkner, started the restaurant in 1955. Rogers […]

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    A State of Innovation: Georgia Power

    Georgia Power began as a small electric company in Atlanta, Georgia, in the 1880s and has since grown to serve the entire state of Georgia. Use the links below to learn more about the fascinating history of Georgia Power and explore print and television advertising. Company Profile Georgia Power Company, as it is known today, […]

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