On Display in the Research Center

During your next trip to Savannah, be sure to visit the GHS Research Center to see examples of the many treasures of the GHS collection, showcased through temporary and long-term exhibits.  For more information on researching the collection and planning a visit, click here.

Celebrating Georgia’s Founding

A 2016-2017 Georgia History Festival Exhibit

Georgians have a long history of celebrating the colony’s founding. February’s Georgia History Festival exhibit explores the parades, pageants, and special events that have marked the thirteenth colony’s founding from the sesquicentennial in 1883 to today.

Throughout the Georgia History Festival (September – February), the public is invited to visit the Research Center during regular Research Center hours to view highlights from the GHS collection that explore each month’s focus. Free and open to the public, this rotating exhibit will showcase the breadth of materials available for research at the Georgia Historical Society.

Revolutionary Georgia, 1765-1787:
Treasures from the Collections of the Georgia Historical Society

Our long-term exhibit, “Revolutionary Georgia, 1765-1787: Treasures from the Collections of the Georgia Historical Society,” is currently on display in the GHS Research Center.  The exhibit features a sampling of artifacts, documents, maps, and portraits from the Society’s rich collection of early Georgia materials.  Highlights include the dueling pistols used by Button Gwinnett and Lachlan McIntosh, the grapeshot that mortally wounded Count Casimir Pulaski during the Siege of Savannah, the minutes of the Revolutionary Council of Safety, Abraham Baldwin’s draft copy of the U.S. Constitution, and a sword presented to the City of Savannah by the Marquis de Lafayette.