• Marker Monday: Mother Mathilda Beasley, O.S.F.: Georgia’s First Black Nun

    During the month of August, cultural institutions throughout Savannah, including the Georgia Historical Society, are highlighting African-American history in our communities by participating in the #LiftEveryVoice program. To complement this program, August’s #MarkerMondays highlight prominent sites and people in Georgia’s African-American history. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia’s first African-American nun, Mother Mathilda Beasley. Born Mathilda […]

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  • Marker Monday: McKelvey-Powell Building

    During the month of August, cultural institutions throughout Savannah, including the Georgia Historical Society, are highlighting African-American history in our communities by participating in the #LiftEveryVoice program. To complement this program, August’s #MarkerMondays highlight prominent sites and people in Georgia’s African-American history.   This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the McKelvey-Powell Building in Savannah, Georgia, and its […]

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  • Marker Monday: Wright Square

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the life of Sir James Wright, Georgia’s last royal governor. Wright was born in London, England, to Robert and Isabella Wright in 1716. In 1730, Wright traveled to […]

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  • Sergeant Jasper

    Marker Monday: Sergeant Jasper

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the life of Revolutionary War hero, Sergeant William Jasper. Sources differ regarding William Jasper’s origins. One account claims that Jasper was a German immigrant to the American colonies […]

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  • Casimir Pulaski

    Marker Monday: Casimir Pulaski

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Casimir Pulaski, Polish patriot and officer in the American Continental Army. In March 1745, Pulaski was born into the Polish aristocracy, in Warsaw, Poland. As a young man, […]

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  • Dooly County Marker

    Marker Monday: Dooly County

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights Georgia Revolutionary War leader, Colonel John Dooly. Not much is known about the early life of John Dooly, however, it is believed Dooly was born in North Carolina […]

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  • Attack on British Lines Marker

    Marker Monday: Attack on British Lines

    In honor of Independence Day, the #MarkerMonday posts for the month of July will shine a spotlight on Georgia during the Revolutionary War. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the Siege of Savannah (also known as the Second Battle of Savannah) during the American Revolution in 1779. In December 1778, the British captured Savannah and restored colonial […]

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  • Tybee Island

    Marker Monday: Tybee Island

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the history of Tybee Island, Georgia. The word Tybee is thought to be derived from the Euchee word meaning “salt.” The first European exploration of Tybee Island was […]

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  • St. Simons Park Marker

    Marker Monday: St. Simons Park

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights St. Simons Park and the early history of St. Simons Island. Researchers believe human habitation of St. Simons Island dates back 3000-5000 years. One of the first inhabitants […]

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  • M.E. Thompson and the Purchase of Jekyll Island

    Marker Monday: M.E. Thompson and the Purchase of Jekyll Island

    This month’s #MarkerMonday posts celebrate the start of summer by focusing on moments in Georgia history that took place on our state’s coastline. This week’s #MarkerMonday highlights the state of Georgia’s purchase of Jekyll Island. In 1886, the Jekyll Island Club, a private hunting and recreational club, purchased Jekyll Island from the du Bignon family […]

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