The Georgia History Festival is the signature K-12 educational program of the Georgia Historical Society, reaching hundreds of thousands of students statewide. Beginning with the new school year in September, a variety of public programs, exhibits, events, and educational resources bring history to life for students of all ages and encourage Georgians to explore the richness and diversity of our state’s past. In addition to new online and in-person programming, the Festival includes popular annual events like the Colonial Faire and Muster living-history program held at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah’s Georgia Day Parade, and the elegant Trustees Gala.
Each year, GHS selects a person or topic significant in Georgia’s history as the focus of our educational programs and resources. The 2022-2023 focus of study will be, “The Promise of a More Perfect Union: Reconstruction and the Gilded Age.”
From online and in-person programs and events for the public, to new classroom resources and training opportunities for teachers, GHS will explore the history and legacy of this fascinating era that challenged America to live up to its creed that promised freedom, liberty, equality, and justice for all. This focus of study will support students’ understanding of the economic, political, and social changes that Georgians faced in the tumultuous period of the half century following the Civil War.
View the official Georgia History Festival brochure.