Educational projects which promote the United States of America’s national and local history are an integral part of our mission statement. In the Georgia Society, education about our properties, especially the Andrew Low House Museum, is promoted for school children and adults. Georgia Society Grants have been awarded since 2000 for educational programs sponsored by Georgia Town Committees including Patriots’ Camp, History on Wheels, Why America is Free, and Summer Camp Benning.
Books as Bridges to History’s Future – The NSCDA-GA Book Group
This volunteer book group is open to all Georgia Dames and furthers the mission of education within the State Society. We have an annual webinar program on our book selection with nationally-recognized speakers. Past featured books include James C. Cobb’s Georgia Odyssey and Peter Stark’s Young Washington. History Matters spotlights Georgia history, Southern history, and U.S. history. In George Washington’s words,
“ To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.”
NSCDA LAMAR AWARD
Named for Georgia Dame and National President Clarinda Pendleton Lamar, the Biannual Lamar Awards for Excellence recognize and honor Corporate Society projects and programs in the three mission activity areas: Museum Properties, Historical Activities, and Patriotic Service. Other recipients of both a Georgia Matching Grant and a Lamar Award include the Waycross Town Committee for their Lott Cemetery project and the Marietta Town Committee for their Homeward Bound for Cobb Veterans project.
This state-wide program began in 2000 to support the Georgia Society’s seventeen Town Committees’ work to promote our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. Over $200,000 has been given by the Georgia Society and matched by the grant recipient. Over 150 grants have been awarded. Georgia’s Grant Program recently received a Lamar Award from the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.