The following online exhibits showcase many items and artifacts in the Georgia Historical Society's collections. The historical information and primary sources contained in these exhibits will help form a background for study, and can be utilized by students and enthusiasts of any age. Digital images of artifacts and documents offer a visual aid and exemplify the ways in which the Society's collections can serve researchers and students alike. The narrative is punctuated by teaching tips and classroom suggestions for activities related to the subject, as well as opportunities for further investigation.
Three Centuries of Georgia History is an educational online exhibit that examines the last three centuries of Georgia history from its Colonial roots, to the height of the Plantation Era, through the sweeping changes of the Progressive Era.
The Georgia Historical Society's online exhibit, Encounter and Exchange, is an examination of historical meetings in Georgia between various individuals and groups, and the exchange of ideas that followed.
From June 6–July 2, 2010, GHS hosted a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) funded summer seminar entitled, “The American Civil War at 150: New Approaches.” Led by GHS President and CEO Dr. W. Todd Groce and attended by fourteen college faculty members and two graduate students hailing from fourteen states, the participants joined GHS for an in-depth, scholarly exploration of the reasons behind, the players within, and the consequences of the American Civil War.
Conquered Banners: Georgia's Civil War Flags
The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to present “Conquered Banners: Georgia’s Civil War Flags.” This 12-month exhibit of rare flags made and carried during the first year of the Civil War will be on display in the reading room of GHS's Hodgson Hall. The six beautifully-conserved flags, on loan from the National Park Service, Fort Pulaski National Monument, will rotate for display every three months throughout 2011 - the first year of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The Georgia Historical Society offers week-long workshop sessions for community college faculty members that explore two centuries of African - American life and culture in Savannah and Georgia's coastal islands. This online exhibit outlines the activities, topics and themes of each day of the workshop, provides audio recordings of the scholarly lectures, and highlights related materials from the collection of the Georgia Historical Society.
Click here to find more information on GHS's current NEH Summer Institute.
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