Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Monday, Aug 19, 2019
GHS Research Center Restoration and Expansion Construction Launch
The Georgia Historical Society and project partners will hold a ceremony on Monday, August 19 to officially launch the construction phase of the GHS Research Center Restoration and Expansion Project. This event is private and by invitation only.

Monday, Sep 2, 2019
Holiday closure: Labor Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, in observance of Labor Day.

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2019
GHS Board Reception
This is a private event.

Thursday, Sep 12, 2019
GHS Fall Board Meeting
The Georgia Historical Society will hold its Fall Board Meeting in Atlanta on Thursday, September 12, 2019.

Saturday, Sep 14, 2019
10:00 am
Historical Marker Dedication: Attempted Assassination of Isaiah H. Lofton
Please join us for a historical marker dedication for The Attempted Assassination of Isaiah H. Lofton on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019
6:30 pm
Presentation to Ports Authority Lyons Club
Elyse Butler, GHS Marker Manager, will present on the Georgia Historical Marker Program to the Ports Authority Lyons Club in Savannah. This is a private event.

Tuesday, Sep 24, 2019
12:00 pm
Presentation to Savannah Southside Rotary Club
Elyse Butler, GHS Marker Manager, will present on the Savannah Southside Rotary Club. This is a private event.

Friday, Sep 27, 2019
9:30 am
Historical Marker Dedication: The Leesburg Stockade
Please join us for a historical marker dedication for The Leesburg Stockade: Friday, September 27, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct 4, 2019
12:30 pm
Presentation to JEA of Savannah
Elyse Butler, GHS Marker Manager, will present on the Georgia Historical Marker Program to the Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA) of Savannah. This is a private event.

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
6:00 pm
Women’s Suffrage at 100: Exploring the Legacy of the 19th Amendment
Georgia Historical Society and UVaClub of Savannah will host an evening with Dr. Sarah Milov, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia. October 10, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to the public

Monday, Oct 14, 2019
Holiday closure: Columbus Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019
12:15 pm
Presentation to Georgia Southern University Public History Class
Elyse Butler, GHS Marker Manager, will present on the Georgia Historical Marker Program to public history students at Georgia Southern University at Statesboro. This is a private event.

Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Holiday closure: Veteran’s Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Monday, November 11, in observance of Veteran's Day.

Thursday, Nov 14, 2019
6:30 pm
An Evening with Rick Atkinson
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, please join us for a special program with Rick Atkinson, author of the award-winning World War II Liberation Trilogy series, in a conversation with GHS Senior Historian Stan Deaton. The two will discuss Atkinson’s new book, The British are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (Henry Holt and Co.).

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 - Friday, Nov 29, 2019
Holiday closure: Thanksgiving
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019 - Wednesday, Dec 25, 2019
Holiday closure: Christmas
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Tuesday, December 24 and Wednesday, December 25 for the Christmas holiday.

Wednesday, Jan 1, 2020
Holiday closure: New Year’s Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Wednesday, January 1 for New Year's Day.

Saturday, Feb 8, 2020 - Sunday, Feb 9, 2020
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2020 Colonial Faire & Muster
Audiences of all ages enjoy this popular, family-friendly annual living history program at Wormsloe State Historic Site. The event features costumed interpreters and vendors offering students and adults a taste of the excitement and adversity of life for the first settlers of colonial Georgia. Highlights include cannon and musket firing; blacksmithing, craft, and cooking demonstrations; Native American life interpretations; storytelling; and period music and dance. Free and open to the public. Wormsloe State Historic Site 7601 Skidaway Road - Savannah

Sunday, Feb 9, 2020
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2020 Super Museum Sunday
The Georgia History Festival‘s Super Museum Sunday will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at participating sites throughout Georgia. Georgians and visitors alike experience our state’s rich history and cultural life as historic sites, house museums, art museums, and other points of interest in Savannah and throughout Georgia open their doors to the public, providing an exceptional opportunity to experience the history in our own backyard. Free and open to the public. Sites offer free admission from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. unless alternate hours are noted.

Saturday, Feb 15, 2020
7:00 pm
2020 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala
Join the Office of the Governor and the Georgia Historical Society as we induct the 2020 Georgia Trustees: Robert L. Brown, Jr., President and CEO of R.L. Brown & Associates, Inc., renowned architect and civic leader; and Robert S. Jepson, Jr., Founder and CEO of Jepson Associates, Inc., philanthropist and visionary entrepreneur. The Trustees Gala will take place on February 15, 2020 in Savannah. The Trustees Gala is the Georgia Historical Society’s premiere annual event and the culmination of the Georgia History Festival. Each year, this elegant and much-anticipated evening draws top local, state, and national leaders to honor and pay tribute to the best the State of Georgia has produced.

Saturday, Feb 20, 2021
7:00 pm
2021 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala


Saturday, Feb 19, 2022
7:00 pm
2022 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala


Saturday, Feb 18, 2023
7:00 pm
2023 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala