Does Place Matter?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Keith HebertUWG History Professor Keith Hebert will present “Does Place Still Matter?  Historic Preservation in West Georgia” on Thursday, March 4, at 11 a.m. in the Ingram Library.  The presentation will celebrate the history of Carrollton and the status of historic preservation in the West Georgia region. The event is free and the community is invited to attend.

A former historian in Georgia’s Historic Preservation office, Hebert traveled throughout the state assisting communities with their preservation projects. He’ll explore how historic sites contribute to a region’s sense of place and identity and provide a basic how-to guide individuals can use to preserve places that matter to them. 

Hebert first arrived in Carrollton in 1995 as a West Georgia College freshman and later received a Ph.D. from Auburn University.  In 2009, Hebert joined the history department and became assistant director of the Center for Public History.  He specializes in Georgia history, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and a wide variety of public history topics.   

For more information and for assistance with parking, contact Catherine Hendricks at chendric@westga.edu or 678-839-5337.