Thu., December 13, 2012 11:03am
Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy and Atlanta construction entrepreneur Herman J. Russell have been chosen to be named Georgia Trustees — the state's highest honor that dates to its founding as a British colony.
Thu., November 29, 2012 1:00pm
The Georgia Historical Society has received a $500,000 grant from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation that will go toward plans to renovate and move into a three-story antebellum mansion next to the society's library and archives in downtown Savannah. The renovated space will be used for executive offices and a new education center.
Fri., October 26, 2012 3:32pm
Georgia highway planners and historians are looking for remnants of the Old Dixie Highway. The state Department of Transportation is partnering with the Georgia Historical Society to collect memorabilia, photos and stories about the roadway. The nation's first north-south auto route moved around a lot but parts of it still exist.
Fri., September 14, 2012 2:42pm
The Georgia Historical Society on Saturday will unveil a historical marker at the site of 1970's Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, known as the "Woodstock of the South."
Wed., September 5, 2012 6:55am
A new historical marker being placed in a small town near Macon will remind Georgians that Jimi Hendrix played there 42 years ago. The marker being dedicated Sept. 15 celebrates the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival of 1970.
Thu., August 23, 2012 1:41pm
Georgia Wednesday marked the 50th anniversary of a history-making ship. The first nuclear powered vessel used for commercial purposes sailed into Savannah on August 22nd, 1962. Even though the NS or Nuclear Ship Savannah only sailed for 10 years, its boosters say, it's still relevant today.
Wed., August 8, 2012 10:28am
Georgia's oldest city is getting a historical marker that highlights its more recent past — the arrival of the NS Savannah, the world's first nuclear-powered passenger and cargo ship. The city's namesake ship first arrived 50 years ago in 1962.
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:18pm
A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.”
Wed., March 16, 2011 4:46pm
A new iPhone application allows people to tour Georgia historical sites with more ease. Savannah’s Smack Dub Productions developed the software.
Fri., March 4, 2011 1:00am
The Georgia Historical Society, the state Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Battlefield Association are sponsoring a plaque telling the story of “Special Field Orders 15.”