UWG’s Center for Public History Aims to Preserve Textile History

Monday, May 6, 2013

CARROLLTON, GA – The University of West Georgia’s Center for Public History is hosting a membership drive as an opportunity for residents to help preserve west Georgia’s rich textile history. The West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail is a network of historic sites, community organizations and businesses that work together to preserve the area’s textile history and tell the story of the industry’s workers and their culture.

Becoming a member will allow access to the trail’s e-newsletter and listserv, plus exciting information about the trail’s progress and upcoming related events and programs. Individuals who join by June 1 will be named charter members of the trail.

In addition to focusing on individual members, the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail is also searching for organizations and businesses that would like to support the trail. By commemorating and interpreting the fascinating story of textile workers in West Georgia, the trail will also spur heritage tourism business by enticing those traveling along the US Highway 27 corridor to stop in local communities to visit textile sites.

The membership fee is $35. Membership forms can be found online at http://westgatextiletrail.wordpress.com/.

For more information on the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail or the membership drive, contact Dustin Klein at the Center for Public History at 678-839-6141 or by e-mail at wgtht@westga.edu.