Bulloch County’s Military Heritage – A Commemorative & Educational Exhibit for Southeast Georgia
Georgia Southern University
The exhibit’s scope (American Revolution to the Global War on Terror) required extensive research, writing, and the location of selection of graphics; this work was conducted during calendar years 2011 and 2012. Sources included traditional library and archival resources, utilization of trustworthy internet-based resources (e.g., Digital Library of Georgia), and interviews with veterans. Important outcomes relative to preserving and interpreting the region’s cultural heritage include documentation and dissemination of a) a history of the local National Guard unit, b) the identification and public commemoration of service personnel who died while in service, c) study and public recognition of women and African-Americans who served in early 20th century conflicts, and d) collection and study of military artifacts with Bulloch County resident provenance. Design team/collaborators were Dr. Brent Tharp (Ph.D., Associate Director) of the Georgia Southern Museum and Mr. Santanu Majumdar (MFA, Graphic Design & Production) Assistant Professor, Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, Georgia Southern University. The exhibit was selected by the Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries via a peer-review/juried process as winner of the annual "Special Projects, Category #2, Under $100,000" award.
Bigley, James D.; Tharp, Brent W.; and Majumdar, Santanu, "Bulloch County’s Military Heritage – A Commemorative & Educational Exhibit for Southeast Georgia" (2011). Human Ecology Faculty Exhibits. 2.