The Georgia Southern University Department of History and the Georgia Southern Museum seek to learn more about the impact of World War I on the state of Georgia and are asking for anyone with artifacts from that era to bring them on Saturday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 p.m. to the Georgia Southern University Museum.
Georgia Southern’s faculty and museum curators will be on hand to help provide more information on the items.
The university is asking Georgians to bring their artifacts, documents, photos or stories to share with Georgia Southern’s faculty and museum curators as they seek to learn more about the experiences of Georgia’s soldiers, the importance of training camps and war industries in the state, and the experiences of those on the home front.
The Georgia Southern University Museum’s current exhibit, “The Great War that Changed the World: 1914-18,” is on the First Word War and they plan to further explore that war with a future exhibit on how the war impacted the state of Georgia, “The Great War that Changed Georgia: 1917-18,” in 2017.
The museum is located at 2142 Southern Drive in the Rosenwald Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. For questions or more information, contact Brent Tharp, Ph.D., at (912) 478-5444.