UHS Receives GA Humanities Grant for Programs

Published on 12 December 2022 at 14:22

The Upson Historical Society is proud to announce its recent successful grant application through the Georgia Humanities. Georgia Humanities awarded the Upson Historical Society a program grant of $2,392.12 for the Pettigrew-White-Stamps House Museum WWII Home Front Exhibition Project. We will utilize these funds to expand our monthly public programs and offer educational programs and workshops led by humanities scholars and experts. These programs will be directly related to topics explored in the upcoming WWII Home Front Exhibits at the Thomaston-Upson Archives and the Upson Historical Society’s Pettigrew-White-Stamps House Museum.


The Georgia Humanities awards grants for cultural programs that bring together and strengthen communities through dialogue and shared experience. Georgia Humanities is the only nonprofit organization in Georgia providing statewide support for the humanities, and does so through connecting people and communities to encourage understanding and inspire hope. Georgia Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, shares and supports programming that engages all ages and backgrounds to explore what shapes us as individuals and binds us together as Georgians.


Programs are free and open to the public and will take place in the basement of the Thomaston-Upson Archives at 301 S Center Street Thomaston, GA 30286. Workshops will require registration and a registration fee, participants will be able to take home their work at the conclusion of the workshop. Registration for summer workshops will open in January.


Below is a tentative outline of the monthly programs we have planned for 2022, please note that some dates and times differ from our regular Monday evening meetings:

  • January 23, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.: Virtual Field Trip to the Museum of Aviation's WWII Exhibit led by Mandy Rice, Heritage Tour Coordinator
  • February 27, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.: An Oral History How-To by Jonathan Coulis, Emory Oral History Program Founder and Coordinator
  • March 18, 2023: Grand Opening of WWII Home Front Exhibit at Pettigrew-White-Stamps-House Museum
  • April 24, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.: Preserving Family Records by David Owings, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Columbus State University.
  • May 22, 2023: Member Picnic
  • June 24, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.: Weaving Workshop by Cindy Bowden and Amy Skinner from Chipley Historical Center
  • September 25, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.: FDR in Georgia During WWII by Kaye Minchew, historian and archivist


This project is supported by Georgia Humanities, in partnership with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, through funding from the Georgia General Assembly.

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