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Lunch and Learn


This free monthly series is a great program to help the public and Archives patrons learn more about Georgia’s rich history. Guest speakers cover a variety of topics on the second Friday of each month from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Visitors are welcomed to bring a lunch to eat during the program. Reservations are not necessary. Check the Georgia Archives website for upcoming topics and speakers.

Upcoming lectures include

May 8, 2015: The Collections and Holdings of Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Roland Welmaker, Sr., Manager Technical Services/Archivist, Morehouse School of Medicine

June 12, 2015: Digging Georgia. Brian Tucker, State Archaeologist, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Historic Preservation Division

July 10, 2015: Slavery and Freedom in Savannah (GHRAC Award Winner - Excellence in Documenting Georgia's History). Leslie M. Harris, Emory University



Georgia Archives History Symposium


The War of 1812 in Georgia

April 25, 2015

8:30 am - 3:40 pm

Speakers will address the war in general and its impact on Georgia, especially the occupation of Cumberland Island in early 1815.   


  • Adam Tate (Clayton State University).  General overview.
  • Mike Bunn (author and historian). Battle for the Southern Frontier: The Creek War and the War of 1812.
  • John Mitchell (Cumberland Island National Seashore). Events at St. Marys and Cumberland Island. 
  • Dan Elliott (Lamar Institute). Archaeological finds.  
  • Diane Cannestra(representing the lineage societies who helped bring the Appling Sword back to Georgia). The Sword Swap.  
  • Archives staff members also will discuss the records the archives has related to the war.


No charge, no reservations required. 

For more information, see the flyer from the Georgia Archives.




Ornament 2014 (Capitol Chandlier)


Georgia Capitol Chandelier

When the Georgia Capitol was dedicated July 3, 1889, grand chandeliers—with ninety lights in the House and fifty-four in the Senate—were the focal points in the legislative chambers.  Initially designed as gas fixtures, they were modified to use the newer electric technology during the course of the Capitol construction.  Renovations in the mid-twentieth century removed these fixtures.  The current magnificent chandeliers, which took two and a half years to construct, were installed just in time for the re-dedication of the restored legislative halls in January 2000.

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