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


Monthly Meeting have resumed
Spring 2022 Newsletter

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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.  

August 18th Membership meeting:

Why are bees essential to people? Why are bees important to our environment?


“If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” Albert Einstein  


WOW! Join us at Fort King George on Thursday, August 18 at 7 pm to learn everything you've wanted to know about bees from local hobbyist beekeeper Susan Shipman. 


Mrs. Shipman was employed by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division for 30 years; first as Chief of Marine Fisheries for 17 years and then as Division Director until her retirement in 2009.  She is a graduate of Leadership Glynn, Leadership Georgia and the Institute for Environmental Leadership. 


Now in her retirement, Mrs. Shipman spends the majority of her time as a hobbyist "beekeeper" and a community volunteer. She serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the St. Simons Land Trust, chairing their Cannon's Point Advisory Committee and their Conservation Task Force. She is an Advisor to Georgia Sea Grant, on the Frederica Academy Board of Visitors, and represents apiarists on the Glynn County Farm Bureau Board. She serves on the Golden Isles Youth Orchestra Board and she is an active communicant of Christ Church Frederica where she chairs the Backpack Buddies Program.  


Obviously a 'busy bee', we're delighted that Mrs. Shipman will inform and entertain us at our August meeting. Hope you'll bee there! 



Do you have any family heirlooms you’d like to share with LAHS members - an old tea set, timepieces, hand-painted cake plate, jewelry, furniture, military memorabilia, collections?   Back by popular demand you’ll have the opportunity to do just that! SHOW AND TELL will be the focus of our September 15 meeting and if you have an heirloom or two that you’d like to show off please contact Linda Daniels, modine@darientel.net.   


Additionally, many old photographs will be on display in the hope that the people and pictured can be identified. 

October 20th speaker will be Mr. Peter Martin who is President of Friends of Ft Morris and author of many books on Revolutionary War actions in this area. He will start with the controversy of the size of Fort Morris and the date of the current earth works and then will speak about the British Invasion of Liberty County in November 1778. It should be a very interesting presentation!