Former Smithsonian secretary and Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough reflects on life in South Georgia in his new memoir, "Things New and Strange."
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Former Smithsonian secretary and Georgia Tech President Emeritus Wayne Clough reflects on life in South Georgia in his new memoir, "Things New and Strange."

In 2008, G. Wayne Clough became the 12th secretary of the Smithsonian. The Douglas native and Georgia Tech president emeritus was the first Southerner to hold the position.

When Clough retired from his post, he decided to write about his birthplace of South Georgia. At the same time, he dove into the Smithsonian's vast collections, searching for artifacts from the region. He shares what he found in his memoir Things New and Strange: A Southerner's Journey through the Smithsonian Collections.

On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott speaks with Wayne Clough.

 

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