History Center Hosts Colonial Georgia and Digital Media Events

The Northeast Georgia History Center will host two events next week: “Family Day: Colonial Georgia” on Sunday, Feb. 11, and “Forum: The Magic of Digital Media — How the Cottrell Digital Studio Brings History to Life,” on Tuesday, Feb. 13.

The last of the original thirteen colonies to be established by Great Britain, Georgia nonetheless had 43 years of colonial development. For the “Family Day: Colonial Georgia” program on Sunday, Feb. 11, living history demonstrations of Georgia’s Colonial military, music and dance performances, and hands-on activities illuminate life in Colonial Georgia from its founding in 1733 to the separation from England in 1776.

Family Day will be held from 1-4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Family Days are scheduled from January through April on the second Sunday each month.

During next Tuesday’s Forum on Feb. 13, the History Center’s Media Producer, Libba Beaucham, will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the technology in the center’s Cottrell Digital Studio. With tips on how to achieve quality video content on a small budget to the basics of video conferencing, this forum is a great introduction to both the creative and practical uses of digital technology.

The Forum will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free for members and $3 for nonmembers. History Center forums are scheduled January through June on the second Tuesday of each month.

For more information on these events, call 770-297-5900, email historycenter@brenau.edu, or visit negahc.org.