Atlanta, Ga., August 31, 2016 – The Georgia Historical Society has received a $15,000 grant award from the Peyton Anderson Foundation in Macon to produce a series of educational programs titled “Live from the Archives: Georgia in the American Revolution.” The series is designed for Bibb County students, teachers, and the general public focusing on Georgia in the American Revolutionary War Era. The Georgia Historical Society hopes to offer virtual field trips on a variety of subjects for schools across the state after sucesfully completing the pilot program in Bibb County.
“We are pleased to be able to bring both rich historical resources and the latest educational technology directly into the classrooms of Bibb County through this exciting educational program,” said Dr. W. Todd Groce, President and CEO of the Georgia Historical Society. “Peyton Anderson was a visionary philanthropist who believed in investing in future generations of Middle Georgia residents through education. With this grant, the Georgia Historical Society will play a part in continuing that legacy on his behalf.”
Since its inception in 1989, the Peyton Anderson Foundation has invested more than $86,000,000 in the Middle Georgia community. The Foundation initiates projects to meet needs in the community, responds to requests from charitable organizations and provides college scholarships to promising students with financial need. With each grant that is funded and each project that is completed, the Foundation continues the vision of Peyton Took Anderson, Jr. to improve lives and enhance the communities of Middle Georgia.