About the Georgia History Festival

The Georgia History Festival is the signature K-12 educational program of the Georgia Historical Society. Beginning with the new school year in September, a variety of public programs, exhibits, in-school 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. The festival culminates in February, the founding month of the Georgia Colony, with Founding City events like the popular Colonial Faire and Muster living history program held at Wormsloe State Historic Site, Savannah’s colorful Georgia Day Parade, and the annual Trustees Gala.



Audience Given by the Trustees of Georgia to a Delegation of Creek Indians. by William Verelst, gift of Henry Francis du Pont, 1956, Courtesy, Winterthur Museum
Audience Given by the Trustees of Georgia to a Delegation of Creek Indians. by William Verelst, gift of Henry Francis du Pont, 1956, Courtesy, Winterthur Museum

Non Sibi, Sed Aliis

Not for Self, but for Others

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 2009. The Governor annually appoints new Trustees whose history-making accomplishments and service reflect the original Trustees’ ideals. 

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The Trustees Gala

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.

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Trustees Gala

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For Educators

Learn about resources available to educators and how your students can participate in GHF events!

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Georgia Trustee: James H. Blanchard
Georgians React to the United States Constitution
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