Media Advisory for Georgia History Festival Press Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

Contact: Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications

912.651.2125, ext. 153 or PMeagher@georgiahistory.com

 

Savannah, Ga., September 20, 2013

Savannah, Ga., September 20, 2013  

  

Who:

The Georgia Historical Society, Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society along with Ms. Swann Seiler, Corporate Communications Support Manager for Georgia Power, Dr. Thomas B. Lockamy, Jr., Superintendent of Savannah-Chatham County Public School System and area school children in historical costume.

What: Press Conference, to announce the names of the 2014 Georgia Trustees appointed by Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Historical Society. The presentation of a generous donation from Georgia Power as the Trustee level sponsor of the Georgia History Festival and the announcement of the 2014 Georgia History Festival Historical Figure
Where:

In front of the statue of General Oglethorpe in Chippewa Square, Savannah, Georgia, Bull Street between Hull and Perry Streets

Inclement weather location: Independent Presbyterian Church at Chippewa Square, 207 Bull Street, in the Fellowship Hall

When:

Tuesday, September 24th 2013 at 10:00 a.m.

Why:

In 1732, King George II of England created the Georgia Trustees. Their motto, Non Sibi, Sed Aliis, “Not for Self but for Others,” would be the motto that drove them to create England’s final settlement in the New World. In 2009, the Georgia Historical Society in partnership with the office of the Governor reconstituted the Georgia Trustees to honor and recognize those Georgians whose accomplishments emulate the leadership and commitment to service of the original Trustees. The following Georgians have been inducted as Georgia Trustees in the modern era: Truett Cathy, Herman Russell, Tom Cousins, Andrew Young, Vince Dooley, Sam Nunn, Hank Aaron, Ted Turner, Bernie Marcus, and Marguerite Neel Williams (honored posthumously).

Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history.  GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation. Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the South.

Contact:

Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications for the Georgia Historical Society: 912.651.2125, ext. 153 or PMeagher@georgiahistory.com

 

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Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.

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