From Marshes to Mountains, Georgia’s Changing Landscape: Geography, History, and Community
Each year, GHS selects a person or topic significant in Georgia's history as the focus of our educational programs and resources. The 2021-2022 focus of study will be, “From Marshes to Mountains, Georgia’s Changing Landscape: Geography, History, and Community.” From online and in-person programs and events for the public, to new classroom resources and training opportunities for teachers, GHS will explore how land and our relationship to it have been crucial factors in creating social, cultural, economic, and political systems over time.
The Trustees Gala is the Georgia Historical Society’s premiere annual event and the culmination of the Georgia History Festival. Each year, this elegant and much-anticipated evening draws top local, state, and national leaders to honor and pay tribute to the best the State of Georgia has produced.
The Trustees Gala will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Savannah.
The Georgia Trustees
In conjunction with the Governor’s Office, the Georgia Historical Society reestablished the Georgia Trustees as a way of recognizing Georgians whose accomplishments and community service reflect the highest ideals of the founding body of Trustees. The original Georgia Trustees, a governing body chartered and appointed by His Majesty King George II of England in 1732 to establish a new colony in North America, founded Georgia upon the principle of Non Sibi, Sed Aliis, “Not for Self but for Others.” GHS and the Governor’s Office reestablished the Trustees in 2008. The Governor annually appoints new Trustees whose history-making accomplishments and service reflect the original Trustees’ ideals.