Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
Thursday, Jul 4, 2019
Holiday closure: Independence Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, in observance of Independence Day.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Presentation to Savannah Midtown Rotary Club
Elyse Butler, GHS Marker Manager, will present on the Georgia Historical Marker Program to the Savannah Midtown Rotary Club. This is a private event.

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019
Professional Development Program with 8th Grade Georgia Studies Teachers
Lisa Landers, GHS Education Coordinator, will present a professional development program to 8th Grade Georgia Studies Teachers from Richmond County.

Monday, Aug 12, 2019
In-School Presentation at Charles Ellis Montessori Academy
Lisa Landers, GHS Education Coordinator, will give a presentation on using primary sources to Charles Ellis Montessori Academy.

Tuesday, Aug 13, 2019
5:45 pm
Historical Marker Dedication: Tabernacle Baptist Church
Please join us for a historical marker dedication for: Tabernacle Baptist Church Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:45 p.m. Tabernacle Baptist Church 1223 Laney-Walker Boulevard Augusta, GA 30901 The marker reads:

Tabernacle Baptist Church

Emerging from Central African Baptist Church’s divided congregation, Beulah Baptist Church was founded in the Union Baptist Church fellowship hall in August 1885 by Rev. C.T. Walker. Renamed Tabernacle Baptist Church two days later in August 1885, the church moved to Ellis Street. The cornerstone of the new church was laid in 1914. Rev. Walker and Tabernacle’s status attracted the support of northern philanthropists such as John D. Rockefeller, U.S. president William Howard Taft, and prominent African-American leaders such as Booker T. Washington. Under the leadership of Rev. Charles Spencer Hamilton, Tabernacle served as the staging point for the Civil Rights Movement in Augusta, holding mass rallies, nonviolent strategy meetings, and in April 1962 hosted Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, Tabernacle continues to be a spiritual and cultural leader in the Augusta community.

Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and Tabernacle Baptist Church



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.

Thursday, Sep 5, 2019
Georgia History Festival Kickoff Event
Details for this event will be announced shortly.

Thursday, Oct 3, 2019
Georgia History Festival Kickoff Event
Details for this event will be announced shortly.

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

Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Holiday closure: Veteran’s Day
The Georgia Historical Society will be closed on Monday, 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 15, 2020
7:00 pm
2020 Georgia History Festival Trustees Gala
Featuring the induction of the 2020 Georgia Trustees

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