New Name, More Fun at the 2011 Georgia History Festival

Savannah, GA, September 20, 2010–The Georgia Historical Society is pleased to announce that the popular and exciting events it presents every February–formerly known as "Georgia Days"–shall henceforth be known as the Georgia History Festival

Only the name has changed: The Georgia History Festival continues GHS's long-standing tradition of commemorating the state's rich history with two weeks of lively educational programming and signature social events, including:

  • The Georgia Day Parade on February 11, 2011, starring thousands of elementary school students in period costume and led by General Oglethorpe himself
  • The two-day Colonial Faire and Muster at Wormsloe State Historic Site featuring cannon firings, period dancing and other demonstrations of early American life
  • Free admission to dozens of cultural institutions on Super Museum Sunday
  • In-school programming and hands-on craft workshops

The Georgia History Festival will culminate on February 12 with the Trustees Gala, an elegant evening highlighted by the Governor of Georgia's induction of this year's Georgia Trustees, legendary University of Georgia football coach Vince Dooley and former U.S. Senator and global policy maker Sam Nunn

Click here to read the full press release.

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