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

Darien’s Strain Building Renovation Tour

LAHS is excited to host a special members-only tour of the Adam Strain building on Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. with Project Manager Fred Ecker. The building is located at 109-111 Broad Street and we will meet in front of the building for the tour. Public parking is available downtown and across from the hardware store. Come dressed for dust and wear close-toed comfortable walking shoes.
Space is limited and we are requesting you sign-up using the link below. 

Thursday, May 2 @ 5:00pm  Darien, GA
Tour Sign-up Here

Upcoming Meetings

April 18  Adam Mackinnon is a biologist and the education coordinator for the Sapelo Island National Research Reserve and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  Adam has spent the last twenty-six years working on the Georgia coast through his position with the DNR as well as with the Caribbean Conservation Corporation in Costa Rica and the U.S. Parks Service in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Most of his work focused on imperiled sea turtle species, but also has done extensive field work studying the North Atlantic Right whale, bottlenose dolphins, manatees and our coastal shorebirds.   Adam has spent the past 12 years managing the education program on Sapelo Island with The Sapelo National Estuarine Research Reserve and educating the next generation of scientist. Adam currently lives with his wife and two children on St. Simon’s Island.

* 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.