Today In Georgia History is an exciting, award-winning educational project that focuses on an historical event or person associated with a particular day in Georgia history. These short segments aired daily on GPB television and radio stations across the state from 2011-2013, and are now archived and available on this site.
GHS and GPB collaborated to provide audiences with this innovative and engaging programming.
In addition to the radio and television broadcast, GHS and GPB created an interactive website for Today in Georgia History to serve as an educational resource for teachers and students in classrooms statewide. The website maintains audio and video streaming of the segments, as well as transcripts, and includes tips for teachers, curriculum, writing prompts, review questions and discussion topics, classroom exercises, follow-up research topics and selected primary-source material.
Today in Georgia History’s web resource reaches students of all grade levels and covers all subject areas based on the content, and is aligned with Georgia’s social studies curriculum and performance standards.
About the Georgia Historical Society
Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining, and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.
Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1839, the Georgia Historical Society is the state’s oldest cultural organization and first and only statewide historical society. GHS preserves and interprets Georgia history and the state’s role in American history through a variety of educational programs, publications, and research services.
It publishes the award-winning Georgia Historical Quarterly (Georgia’s journal of record since 1917), maintains a library and archives, manages the Historical Marker Program for the State of Georgia, and presents the annual Georgia History Festival. Headquartered in Savannah with an office in Atlanta, GHS has over 6,000 members and nearly 200 affiliates in 80 counties.
As one of the highest rated PBS stations in the nation, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB Media), has been creating content worth sharing for over 50 years.
With nine television stations, 17 radio stations and a multi-faceted web presence, GPB strives to educate, entertain and enrich the lives of our viewers and listeners with programming that includes statewide radio news, current affairs, high school sports, educational resources for teachers and students and enlightening programs about our state like Georgia Traveler and Georgia Outdoors.