Title

Bulloch County’s Military Heritage – A Commemorative & Educational Exhibit for Southeast Georgia

Document Type

Exhibit

Publication Date

2011

Sponsorship/Conference/Institution

Georgia Southern University

Location

Statesboro,GA

Start Date

2011

End Date

2012

Abstract

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.

Source

https://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/museum/

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