Interesting museums, historical buildings and centers, etc., abound in Georgia.

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Ocmulgee Expansion Effort Update

SGA_logo_web_100 US Senator Johnny Isakson introduced Senate Bill 1636 – Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act of 2015 in June of this year. The Ocmulgee National Monument, located just outside of Macon, is a park dedicated to protecting and educating the public about its wealth of natural and cultural resources and is famous for the Mississippian mound sites on its grounds.

Stallings Island Events in the Augusta Area

SGA_logo_web_100 Stallings Island will be the focus of two lectures as well as a month long exhibition in Augusta. Join Dr. Ken Sassaman, Hyatt and Cici Brown on Friday, January 16 at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art at 6 p.m., and Dr. Sassaman at the Augusta Museum of History at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 17 for the talks and be sure to view the work of Lillie Morris at the Creel-Harison Community Art Gallery at an open reception on Friday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m.

Take Action: Ocmulgee Expansion Vote Set for November 10th

SGA_logo_web_100 With your help, Ocmulgee National Monument could become much larger in just one week. If you attended SGA’s Spring and Fall 2014 meetings or live anywhere near Macon, you know this story has been a hot topic this year. Ocmulgee National Monument, located just outside of Macon, is a park dedicated to protecting and educating the public about its wealth of natural and cultural resources and is famous for the Mississippian mound sites on its grounds.

Preserving our past for our future: The Chesser-Williams House

Submitted by Catherine Long

Chesser Williams House Lord Aeck Sargent 2The Chesser–Williams House is now at the campus of the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center. The House has exquisite art work on its exterior and interior. By moving the House to the Center, it will be preserved for educational programming. The project has received recognition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of 22 projects in the United States that received a Cynthia Woods Mitchell grant in 2010.

Visit the Columbus Museum with the SGA

Submitted by Sammy Smith (

Join members of the SGA this fall at our semi-annual meeting. Stay tuned for information on pre-registration and an order form for a boxed lunch. Our 2012 Fall Meeting will be at the Columbus Museum’s Patrick Theater on Saturday, October 27th. While you’re there, check out Museum exhibits and a free film on the history of the Columbus area.

Abandonment/reuse of the Etowah mounds

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King 2003 Etowah paperback cover CUWhile the Etowah mounds are large and imposing, and people used them over several hundred years during the Mississippian period, they were not continuously occupied. Read the story of the Etowah mounds in detail in Adam King’s Etowah: The Political History of a Chiefdom Capital (2003; University of Alabama Press), which is now available in paperback and ebook versions.

Oldest Egyptian mummy in west at Emory University

Submitted by Leslie Perry

The oldest Egyptian mummy in the Western Hemisphere will be part of an exhibit at Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. The mummy is more than 4000 years old. It is one of about 120 objects from that age in the Emory exhibit. The exhibition will shed light on ancient Egyptian rites and rituals regarding the afterlife.

Archaeology Month 2011 SGA meeting weekend a success

Submitted by Tammy F. Herron (

2011 Archaeology Month CUThe SGA’s eighteenth annual Georgia Archaeology Awareness promotion, Archaeology Month 2011, had as its theme Gone But Not Forgotten: Rediscovering the Civil War Through Archaeology. The Governor proclaimed May Archaeology Month, at a signing attended by several SGA members. The spring meeting was held on Saturday, May 14th in McDonough. Attendees spent the day socializing and listening to several presentations. On Sunday, attendees headed to Nash Farm Battlefield and Museum, and also the Historical Museum in Heritage Park and Veterans Wall of Honor. The SGA thanks our co-sponsors and all who helped this meeting to be such a success.

March 1st GIAS meeting: Visitor’s Club of the Brunswick Board of Trade in the late 1930s

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The Golden Isles Archaeological Society will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at St. Simons Elementary School. Dr. Kevin Kiernan, board member of the Society for Georgia Archaeology is lecturer for the March meeting. Kiernan’s topic is titled Archaeology and the Visitor’s Club of the Brunswick Board of Trade in the Late 1930s.

Water as a window on the world: Gwinnett County case study

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Go on a road trip and visit the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, near Buford. We all know that for Earth’s living things, water is life. And the Center’s displays focus on water as a way to link science, culture, and history. Archaeology, of course, sheds light on these interrelationships.

Road Trip: Bartow History Museum, Cartersville

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The Bartow History Museum in downtown Cartersville invites you to visit! The Museum has interactive exhibits and also hosts monthly lectures. Road trip: combine a trip to the Etowah Mounds and a visit to this Museum!

Touring the coast: Tybee Island Lighthouse

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National Geographic Traveler has highlighted fifty “Drives of a Lifetime.” A route along the Georgia and South Carolina coasts is one of the trips discussed. Several small detours would take you to enjoyable historic places like the Tybee Island lighthouse.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Visitors can explore permanent and special exhibits that display archaeological artifacts and ancient fossils, and enjoy science interactives and examine from all sides the imposing skeleton of the largest dinosaur species ever discovered. For an additional fee, visitors can enjoy films in Fernbank’s amazing IMAX® Theatre. Fernbank’s signature exhibit is A Walk Through Time in […]