Lower Altamaha Historical Society has again finished a
successful year. Our membership has grown by at least one person or family each
month and there have been numerous visitors attend our meetings.
Nine programs have been presented and enjoyed by all present.
In July 2003 we met at the Sapelo Visitor Center for our annual picnic. There
were around fifty in attendance and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. October
was "Show and Tell" month, brought back by popular demand. There were many
interesting items and tales shared by all.
Our annual Christmas party was held at Belvedere Island
Clubhouse. The warm atmosphere and wonderful food added to the holiday spirit
among friends. Of course Everett’s eggnog stole the show.
LAHS sponsored a lecture series by Buddy Sullivan in the
fall. We all learned about our beautiful McIntosh County and its people through
There are plans to apply next spring for another historical
marker in Darien. Our yearly commitment to Habitat for Humanity was accomplished
in May. LAHS members painted for Habitat. This current Habitat home is dedicated
to the memory of Tom Chambers. Tom Chambers was a special friend of LAHS.
May 11,2004 a scholarship of $1,000 was presented to a
deserving graduate of McIntosh County Academy. Davina Desdune will have our help
in attending Georgia State College in Atlanta. There were six highly qualified
students who competed for the scholarship.
Field trips have also been a highlight of the year and Bob
and Jean Hawkins have done a superb job of planning. Last spring a group went to
Charleston on tour which included visiting the H. L. Hunley, the first
Confederate Submarine. Fall of 2003 a trip was taken to Sapelo and the group was
served a wonderful low country meal. This May a number of members took a cruise
up the Altamaha River.
Georgia Days is sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society.
in February 2004 our society again supported and participated in Georgia Days.
There was a reenactment of Oglethorpe’s arrival to visit the Scots in Darien. In
the evening a Scottish influenced dinner was served at Ft. King George. Two of
our members helped with the serving of this meal and Everett along with Ken
Akins put all the plans together.
May LAHS continue to grow in numbers and may it continue
presenting and preserving history.
Thank You, Dinah Jackson