FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Georgia Historical Society Presents Georgia Battlefields Association with
Affiliate of the Year Honors
Atlanta, Ga., June 12, 2013 – The Georgia Historical Society presented The Georgia Battlefields Association with the Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award last night at a meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Atlanta.
“We commend Charlie Crawford and the members of the Georgia Battlefields Association for their statewide efforts to protect and preserve Georgia’s Civil War stories,” said W. Todd Groce, President and C.E.O of the Georgia Historical Society. “Their support of the Civil War 150 historical marker project has allowed us to tell stories about that era of Georgia History that might otherwise never be told.”
The award recognizes outstanding achievement in the field of local history by Affiliate Chapters of the Georgia Historical Society and is named in honor of Roger Warlick, president of the Society from 1990 to 1994.
“Georgia Battlefields Association was glad to support the Georgia Historical Society’s Civil War 150 marker project,” said Charlie Crawford, President of the Georgia Battlefields Association. “While our primary objective is to save land, we can’t do that unless we educate people about the location and significance of historic sites. GHS’s marker project helps us and other preservation organizations achieve that goal.”
The Georgia Battlefields Association, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to preservation of Georgia’s Civil War history and sites.
SAVANNAH: 501 Whitaker St., Savannah, GA 31401
ATLANTA: 260 14th St., NW, Ste. A-148, Atlanta, GA 30318
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.