Georgia Archives 100th Anniversary Event August 18th, Governor Deal to Speak

Staff Report From Georgia CEO

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

The Friends of Georgia Archives and History will host an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Georgia Archives on Saturday, August 18, beginning at 4:30 pm EST in Morrow.

The celebration will begin at the Georgia Archives lobby, located at 5800 Jonesboro Road, Morrow at 4:30 pm with a reception, tours, and a chance to see the current exhibit on Georgia’s earliest land records. Attendees will then move next door to the National Archives at Atlanta, for a program featuring dinner and special speakers.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal will speak at the event, as will United States Archivist David Ferriero. Other speakers will include Deputy State Archivist Steve Engerrand, Georgia State Senator Valencia Seay, and Dr. Steve Wrigley, Chancellor for the University System of Georgia.
After its founding in 1918, the Georgia Archives occupied a small area in the state capitol.  In 1929 it moved to Rhodes Hall on Peachtree Street which housed the state’s records until Georgia opened a new Archives and Records Building in 1965.  The Archives moved to its current home in Morrow, Georgia adjacent to the National Archives Atlanta and Clayton State University in 2003.
Reservations are required and the deadline for purchasing your tickets is August 8. Tickets are $60 per person.