• Georgia Historical Society to Present Service Awards at 174th Annual Meeting

    Download PDF FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Georgia Historical Society to Present Service Awards at 174th Annual Meeting   Savannah, Ga., April 23, 2013– The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to present awards to three outstanding individuals at the 174th Annual Meeting on May 2, 2013.  The meeting and Keynote Address are free and open to the […]

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  • Paul Pressly to Deliver Keynote Address at the Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting

    Download PDF Savannah, Ga., April 15, 2013 – Savannah in the 21st century is part of a dynamic global economy-but you might be surprised to learn that it always has been, from Colonial Georgia’s earliest days. How did an economic backwater like Colonial Georgia become a dynamic economic success in the transnational Atlantic world? Longtime Savannah educator, […]

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  • Georgia Historical Society to Dedicate “Lord’s Acre” Historical Marker

    Download PDF Savannah, Ga., April 10, 2013 – The Georgia Historical Society (GHS), along with the Bluffton City Council, and Bluffton Baptist Church, will dedicate a new historical marker recognizing the Lord’s Acre movement in Bluffton, Georgia, on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Bluffton Baptist Church (103 Broad Street, Bluffton). In 1922 […]

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  • Book Lovers: Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Book Sale Is Coming April 26-27

    Download PDF Savannah, Ga., March 15, 2013 – The Georgia Historical Society will be holding its Annual Book Sale of non-collection books on April 26-27 at Hodgson Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., with a GHS members only preview on Friday, April 26 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (proof of membership is required). This […]

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

    Download PDF Savannah, Ga., March 11, 2013 – The Georgia Historical Society has received a $150,000 grant from The Frances and Beverly DuBose Foundation to enhance history education by creating expanded online access to GHS collections and educational resources for teachers. Foundation funds will be applied toward the development and implementation of an online searchable database […]

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  • Two Trustees, two class acts

    “Being named a Georgia Trustee is considered the highest honor that the state can bestow on a citizen. It’s given to those who live up to the motto that the original Trustees of the Georgia colony embraced in 1733: Non sibi sed aliis. That means “not for self, but for others.”   Two Trustees, two […]

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  • ‘Forrest Gump’ author Winston Groom to speak at GHF Kickoff

    The author of “Forrest Gump” is coming to speak in Savannah, where the movie version of his best-selling book was filmed. Winston Groom will give a lecture Feb. 5 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church during the Georgia History Festival. He will speak about John C. Fremont, who in 1856 became the first presidential candidate to […]

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  • Georgia History Festival’s Colonial Faire & Muster at Wormsloe Brings History to Life

    Download PDF Savannah, Ga., January 28, 2013 – The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) invites you to join us for the annual Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe State Historic Site on Saturday  and Sunday, February 9-10, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Part of the 2013 Georgia History Festival, this event is free and open […]

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  • Influential Savannah native John C. Frémont honored with historical marker

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications 912.651.2125 Ext. 153, or Email   Influential Savannah native John C. Frémont honored with historical marker A historical marker honoring a Savannah native who rose to national prominence in the 1800s will be dedicated in Yamacraw Park. John C. Frémont, born here on Jan. 21, 1813, […]

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  • Georgia Historical Society’s 2013 Georgia History Festival to Kickoff in Atlanta at the Capitol

    Download PDF Atlanta, Ga., January 23, 2013 – Georgia begins the annual commemoration of its founding with the 2013 Georgia History Festival  kickoff  event in Atlanta at the State Capitol Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11 a.m. The ceremony will mark the 280th anniversary of the founding of the Georgia colony and will be held in […]

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