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2011--2012

 First Annual West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail Conference, Bremen, Georgia, April 2012.
The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail hosted a Conference for local governments to learn more about the Textile Heritage Trail. Graduate Research Assistant Susan Frohlich and Dr. Keith Hebert created a brochure and information packets which were available to those who attended. The Conference provided information about what the Trail will be and encouraged local city and county government officials to join the Trail by outlining the benefits of bringing Heritage Tourism to their communities. 










Clean-Up Day at the Goldworth Farm, Villa Rica, March 2012
Research Consultant and Public History alumnus Carla Ledgerwood organized a "Clean-Up Day" at the Goldworth Farm. Center for Public History faculty and staff worked to clean the house and also to help celebrate Dr. William Mitchell's 91st birthday!


 

 

 


Installation Workshop for the opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit New Harmonies in Calhoun, Georgia, April 2012
Dr. Ann McCleary, graduate research assistant Sarah Foreman and undergraduate intern Mollie Marlow attended the Installation Workshop for the opening of the Smithsonian Exhibit New Harmonies in Calhoun, Georgia. The trio helped to assemble the exhibit and met with First Lady Mrs. Sandra Deal. 


 

 

 

 
 


 "Stepping to the Rhythm, African American Step Dance in the West Georgia Region," Sewell Mill, Bremen, March 2012
In March of 2012, Dr. Keith Hebert organized a Step Dance show in Bremen, Georgia at the Sewell Mill. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity performed for the event which was a preview of the New Harmonies event which will tour Bremen from February 9 through March 25 of 2013. 


 
 
 
 



"Interpretive Signage at the Leake Site"

Marcus Toft presented his paper "Interpretive Signage at the Leake Site" during the Middle Woodland and Late Mississippian Leake Site: Research, Findings and Outreach Initiatives Synopsium, 68th Annual Southeastern Archaeological Conference in November of 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. 



 Presentation on the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail

Dr. Keith Hebert, Dr. Ann McCleary, Andy Carter and Keri Adams spoke about the importance of the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail in Atlanta, Georgia on May 2012, during the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation month. 


 

 

 

 

 


Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries, Scholarships

Public History students Matt Harris, Susan Frohlich, and Sara Berry won student scholarships to attend the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries in January of 2012. 


 

 

 

 


Fitzsimmons Award for Public History 2012

Congratulations to Marina Rakitova for winning the Fitzsimmons Award for Public History, 2012.