Would you like to be a part of living history with your donations?
The Georgia Historical Society Research Center is requesting furnishings and accessories to accompany the new Center’s construction. The completion of the renovation and expansion of the Georgia Historical Society’s Research Center is near. But, they still need your help to finish the interior. This includes newly added and remodeled offices, workspaces, and other areas in the building. The Georgia Historical Society Research Center in Savannah has been temporarily closed to the public during this time.
About the Georgia Historical Society Research Center:
Located in historic Hodgson Hall, the Research Center preserves an unparalleled collection of Georgia history, including over 5 million manuscripts, 100,000 photographs, 30,000 architectural drawings, 15,000 rare and non-rare books, and thousands of maps, portraits, and artifacts. The Georgia Historical Society’s vast collection includes such treasures as an original draft of the U.S. Constitution, one of only a handful in existence; a compass and snuff box belonging to Georgia founder James Oglethorpe; records related to the Cherokee Removal and Trail of Tears of 1836; and the correspondence of national figures such as U.S. presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.
Dedicated in 1876 as a permanent building for the Georgia Historical Society, Hodgson Hall serves as the organization’s statewide headquarters. Designed by the American Institute of Architect’s founder Detlef Lienau, Hodgson Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The building was a gift of Margaret Telfair Hodgson and Mary Telfair as a memorial to William B. Hodgson, a prominent Savannah citizen, American diplomat, and oriental scholar.
If you can help us by contributing any of items listed below, please contact Laurel See at (912) 651-2125, ext. 156 or by email at email@example.com. All donations to the Georgia Historical Society are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
We are currently seeking:
- 6X9 rug(s)
- 8X10 rug
- Interior Benches 5-8 feet
As always, we are grateful for your generosity and support!
To learn more visit georgiahistory.com.