The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier
independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and
teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished
collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
Founded in 1839, the Georgia Historical
Society is the oldest continuously operated historical society in the
South. As an educational and research institution, GHS teaches Georgia
a variety of educational programs, scholarly publications, and research
services. It publishes the award-winning Georgia Historical Quarterly
(Georgia's journal of record since 1917), maintains a library and
manages the Historical Marker Program for the State of Georgia, produces
television and radio program Today in
Georgia History (in partnership with Georgia Public Broadcasting), and
the annual K-12 education program Georgia History Festival.
Headquartered in Savannah with an office in Atlanta, GHS has over 6,000
and nearly 200 affiliates in 80 counties.