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The Columbus Museum Receives Georgia Historical Society’s 2012 Achievement Award
SAVANNAH, Ga., June 4, 2012 – The Georgia Historical Society has named The Columbus Museum as the winner of its 2012 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award for its exhibit 150 Years Later: Our Civil War and Its Legacy. Drawing from the Museum’s collection, as well as public and private collections of memorabilia throughout the region, the exhibit included a variety of period images, weapons, uniforms, documents and prints. A short video about the Battle of Columbus was featured, as well as an intriguing collection of souvenir and commemorative items from the post-war era that helps us understand the way the Civil War is remembered.
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.
The mission of The Columbus Museum is to collect, preserve, research and interpret American art and regional history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a broad and diverse public.
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