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.
The Georgia Historical Society administers a variety of educational programs promoting Georgia and American history through education and research. GHS oversees the statewide Historical Marker Program, the Georgia History Festival, educational outreach initiatives, and public programming to introduce new perspectives and scholarship. The GHS Research Center is open to the public for research and preserves an unparalleled collection of Georgia history. A vast collection of digitized material is available through our website.
*The Research Center is currently closed for renovation.