The Lower Altamaha
Historical Society makes available to the
public, for study and research, all its records, genealogical information,
books, and historical data. LAHS's Archives
Building, situated on the grounds of the Fort King George historic site,
will be open every third Thursday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. As is true with
all archival materials, "on site" use is the rule.
addition, LAHS is the publisher and distributor of many significant local
history books and pamphlets, most of which were written or compiled by
Buddy Sullivan. These publications will be available for sale or may be
read at the Archives Building. It is hoped that the convenience and
accessibility of the Archives Building being at Fort King George will lead
to much use and interest in the papers, books and information housed
therein. LAHS is most grateful to Steven Smith, superintendent of the
Fort, and his staff for their continuing help and hospitality.
BOOKS FOR SALE
LAHS offers a variety of books
for sale which document many of the McIntosh County historical events and
locations. Buddy Sullivan, well known historian, is the author of many of
these publications. Visit our book list on the site
A variety of History
Courses are taught occasionally by our LAHS member and ex-President, Buddy Sullivan.
These courses generally cover the history of the Coastal Georgia area and vary
in their content, schedule and length to fit the audience and available class
locations. Please inquire about the schedule.
>>Coastal Georgia history
course, with the emphasis on St. Simons and Brunswick. This typically will
span 6 weeks with classes in the evenings. It is a survey of the history of the
Georgia coast with the emphasis on our immediate area -- St. Simons, Sapelo, Jekyll, Brunswick and Darien, and includes all the barrier
islands and adjoining mainland, spanning 1500 to the present. (Next
class date TBD)
>>The History of Darien and McIntosh
County conducted by Buddy Sullivan, coastal Georgia historian.
Sullivan, the author of fourteen published
books on coastal and state history, will focus his lectures on the various
stages of McIntosh County history, including Spanish missions, colonial
settlement, rice plantations, Civil War, Altamaha River rafting, the county's
maritime heritage and culture, and the commercial fishing industry.
Interwoven with the primary theme of the series will be an overview of coastal
Georgia history and how people over the last 400 years have utilized the
environment and the ecosystems of the coast in their economic and cultural
Sullivan is the author of the definitive
history of McIntosh County, EARLY DAYS ON THE GEORGIA TIDEWATER, published in
1990 and reissued with additional material in five reprints. He is a teacher
and story teller "extraordinaire". (Next class date TBD)
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