The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917 – 1919
February 21, 2017 – January 28, 2018
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia. Stories of Georgia’s soldiers, civilians, training camps, and communities will highlight the state’s unique role in “the Great War” that changed Georgia and the world in important and lasting ways.
Sponsored in part by the Dexter Allen American Legion Post #90
Curated by Brittany Sealey. Special thanks to Santanu Majumdar and his students and Kelly Berry for design and fabrication.
Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Museum
Come visit with the curator and designers! Light refreshments will be served.
Archaeology of Camp Lawton
October 10, 2010 – still on display [Come see the latest artifacts recently uncovered and learn about the ongoing research]
Rediscover a unique chapter in Civil War history through the historical research and archaeological finds made by Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty working at the site of the former Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prisoner of War camp located in nearby Jenkins County, Georgia.
Curated by the archaeology students of Georgia Southern University with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
For more exciting details on this important discovery, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu/camplawton.
For Press Release, October 5, 2010, click here
For Press Release, August 19, 2011, click here
For Press Release, October 5, 2012, click here
For Press Release, October 11, 2012, click here