Congratulations go to two History Center team members this week for receiving awards from the University of North Georgia. Our Executive Director Glen Kyle won Part-Time Faculty Member of the Year and our intern Lesley Jones won an award for Outstanding Service to the History Program. We truly have an award-winning team here at the History Center!
In honor of National Poetry Month, we have produced a series of video poems performed by our Director of Education Ken Johnston. In the first video, Ken performed the opening lines of the Canterbury Tales in Middle English! The second video in our series is a beautiful poem by Northeast Georgia poet Byron Herbert Reece titled I Know a Valley Green with Corn. You can view both of these videos at the following links:
This month's episode of our podcast Then Again with Ken & Glen reflects on the tragic fire of the Notre Dame Cathedral. Ken and Glen discuss how the past is preserved, how it has been lost to tragic accidents and time, and how inquiry into the past is preservation itself. Enjoy the episode at this link: Then Again with Ken & Glen
This week's From the Archives selection is a 14" x 22" poster from 1942 by artist Howard Scott. The poster depicts a smiling U.S. soldier with his rifle, cigarette, and coffee with the caption, "You help someone you know...when you give to the USO."
Howard Scott was born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, and studied art at the Pratt Institute and Art Students League in New York. In 1935 he won an award for his poster for Ford that read, "It's no use, Mac it's a Ford V-8." Scott served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he produced patriotic posters for the U.S. War Information Service. Below are some other posters by Howard Scott during World War II:
Forum: The War Outside My Window
Tuesday, May 14th 7-8PM
$3 General Admission or Free for Members
Writer and Historian Janet Elizabeth Croon speaks on the Civil War journals of young Macon resident Leroy Wiley Gresham, who suffered a debilitating accident before the war, and whose chronicling of his own slow death was in tandem with the rise and demise of the Confederacy.
Saturday Family Day: The End of the 1830s -- Frontier No More
Saturday, May 18th 12PM-4PM
As the 1830’s draw to a close the sad chapter of Federal Indian Removal ends in North Georgia and the Southeast at large, with the Cherokee Trail of Tears and military actions against the Creek and Seminole - what white settlers called the Frontier has become their homesteads. This special Saturday Family Day explores the 1830s with Living History demonstrations and activities as well as arts and crafts by the Quinlan Art center.
Free and open to the public!
Presented as part of the Ada Mae Ivester Education Center
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