• Marker Monday: Rhodes Hall – Le Rêve

    In recognition of Preservation Month, this week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Rhodes Hall. In 1901, Amos G. Rhodes began accumulating land to build his residence on Atlanta’s historic Peachtree Street. Said to have been inspired by castles he saw while on a trip with his wife Amanda to the German Rhineland, Rhodes hired prominent Atlanta architect W.F. […]

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  • Marker Monday: Straus Home Site

    In recognition of Jewish American Heritage Month, this week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Straus family who made their home in rural Georgia from 1854-1865. Originally from Germany, Lazarus Straus and his wife, Sara, immigrated to the United States with their sons Isidor, Nathan, and Oscar in 1852. In 1854, they relocated from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Talbotton, […]

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  • Marker Monday: Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the architecture of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah.  Although Haitian and French immigrants established the Congregation de Saint Jean-Baptiste in the late 1700s, the cornerstone for the present Cathedral of St. John the Baptist was laid on November 19, 1873 by the Right Reverend Ignatius Persico.  The […]

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  • Marker Monday: Byron Herbert Reece

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia poet Byron Herbert Reece.  Reece was born on September 14, 1917, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia.  Lauded for his ballads and lyrical poetry, Reece usually centered his poems around themes of religion, nature, death, and love.  Reece’s collection Bow Down in Jericho (1950) was nominated for a […]

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  • Roland Hayes

    Marker Monday: Roland Hayes: June 3, 1887-January 1, 1977

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights internationally famous concert singer Roland Hayes.  Roland Hayes, whose parents had been born into slavery, defied the odds and overcame economic, social, and racial barriers to become one of the world’s highest paid singers.  Hayes specialized in singing African spirituals passed down throughout his childhood, but he was also a classical […]

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  • Okefenokee Swamp - credit David Seibert

    Marker Monday: Okefenokee Swamp

    This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Okefenokee Swamp, and how the swamp’s reputation of being dangerous and mysterious facilitated its’ historical use and representation in literature as a refuge.   The Okefenokee Swamp, called the “Land of the Trembling Earth,” is geologically about 10,000 years old.  Its oldest inhabitants were the Native Americans who occupied the area […]

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  • Marker Monday: The Gutzon Borglum House

    This week’s #MarkerMonday discusses world-famous sculptor Gutzon Borglum and the ways in which his art reflects early 20th-century American values.  In the early 1900s, Borglum focused on developing a uniquely American style of art steeped in American values and achievements.  One of those achievements was the emergence of the United States as a budding power […]

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  • Marker Monday: Spelman College Women Who Serve

    Inspired by the theme presented by the National Women’s History Alliance, for National Women’s History Month (NWHM) 2019, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” and in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, this month’s #MarkerMondays explore the role of Georgia women “who have led efforts to end war, violence, and […]

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  • Marker Monday: Home of Alice Harrell Strickland — Georgia’s First Woman Mayor

    Inspired by the theme presented by the National Women’s History Alliance, for National Women’s History Month (NWHM) 2019, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” and in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, this month’s #MarkerMondays explore the role of Georgia women “who have led efforts to end war, violence, and […]

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  • Marker Monday: Charity Hospital

    Inspired by the theme presented by the National Women’s History Alliance, for National Women’s History Month (NWHM) 2019, “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” and in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Coastal Georgia, this month’s #MarkerMondays explore the role of Georgia women “who have led efforts to end war, violence, and […]

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