Georgia Days: Celebrating the Founding of Georgia
Posted by 1182cws on February 4, 2008
The Georgia Historical Society annually recognizes the founding of the Colony of Georgia at Savannah on February 12, 1733 by General James Edward Oglethorpe. This year, we celebrate the 275th anniversary of this landmark occasion in Georgia’s history. Once again, the Society highlights the anniversary by promoting the study and preservation of our state’s rich history and the documents, historical sites, and artifacts that represent our legacy.
General Oglethorpe will be the special honoree on the 275th anniversary as the Society remembers his life and legacy. Please log on to www.georgiahistory.com to learn about the schedule of events for Georgia Days. Most of the activities will take place in Savannah and Darien.
The activities (February 1-16) will include:
1. Colonial Faire and Muster
2. A Dramatic Historical Presentation by Scott Hodges
(in the role of General Oglethorpe)
3. Presentation: ‘Oglethorpe Arrives in Darien’
4. Super Museum Sunday
5. Black History Month Essay and Public Speaking Contest
6. Georgia Day Dignitaries’ Coffee
7. Georgia Day Parade
8. Fort Frederica Living History Festival
9. Birthday Bash and Awards Gala
Keynote speaker: Michael Beschloss – NBC’s Presidential Historian
10. Scottish Highland Dinner
Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the private non-profit historical society for the state of Georgia. The oldest cultural institution in the state, GHS fulfills its mission to collect, preserve and share Georgia’s history by presenting a variety of educational programs, authoring publications on Georgia and southern history and by operating a library and archives at its headquarters, Hodgson Hall, a National Historic Landmark building in Savannah.
Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker St.
Savannah, Ga 31401
Toll Free 877-424-4789