Lower Altamaha Historical Society

Lower Altamaha Historical  Society

P.O. Box 1405
Darien, Georgia


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Reflections Upon It's Past and Some Observations on It's Present & Future by Buddy Sullivan Oct 25,2009

Renovation of the Adam Strain Building  on  Facebook

Upcoming Meetings

* MAY 16 - Our next program is scheduled on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Ft. King George State Historic Site Park auditorium. We are thrilled to have Lucy Hatcher share her expertise on Early Native Americans Along the Altmaha River
Lucy is the assistant manager at Mosaic, Jekyll Island Museum. She graduated in 2020 from the College Of Coastal Georgia with a degree in American Studies focused on History and Political Science. As an undergrad, she held a special interest in Native American History and U.S. History studies. Lucy went on to graduate school to earn a Certificate of Public History from Virginia Commonwealth University. She had the opportunity to intern and then work under Chief Anne Richardson of the Rappahannock Indian Tribe as head archivist and moved back to Saint Simons Island last summer. 

• June 22: Annual Picnic, Fort King George (details to come)

* JULY 18 - Capt. Paul Medders
Capt. Kim Medders and Capt. Paul Medders are science people who love sharing the beauty of the natural world. Coastal Georgia, and specifically the Altamaha River Delta, is the perfect location to explore the land where the rivers meet the sea. From the freshwater swamps, through the vast estuaries, and to the Atlantic Ocean.
Capt. Kim is a high school biology and environmental science teacher and when she is not in the classroom she would rather be on the river. Capt. Paul has worked nearly 30 years as a Marine Biologist in Coastal Georgia. They look forward to sharing an adventure with you.
Our team is committed to offer the highest quality outdoor experiences. We put safety and customer service first and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure you have the best experience around.
The Delta Belle is the flagship of our fleet and is a 2022 30' Sightseer Marine custom catamaran. She is US Coast Guard certified and inspected for 24 passengers and 2 crew with all required safety equipment.  
• JULY 20 - Altamaha River Delta Cruise aboard the “Delta Belle” (Ga. Tidewater Outfitters).

Upcoming Field trips

• Altamaha River Delta Cruise aboard the “Delta Belle” (Ga. Tidewater Outfitters).on July 20.


(Other Field Trip Dates to be determined )
• Little St. Simons Island tour: Scott Coleman, Center for Coastal Conservation
• St. Marys Submarine Base Museum, Molly’s historic town tours, and McIntosh sugar mill
• Kingsley Plantation, Jacksonville FL.

New members please use the new member Join Form to join LAHS.
To pay annual dues please use the Dues Payment Form.

About the Lower Altamaha Historical Society:         

The mission of the Lower Altamaha Historic Society is to preserve and disseminate the history of McIntosh County. One of the primary missions of the Lower Altamaha Historical Society from its inception was, and continues to be, the support of the Fort King George State Historic Site near Darien, scene of the earliest English fortification in Georgia. LAHS, utilizing grant funds provided by the City of Darien, has expedited the preparation and installation of several state historic markers in the community, the most recent being the marker to the Enslaved at Butler Island in 2019.