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Winner of two 2013 Emmy Awards from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

Today in Georgia History
is a joint collaboration of the Georgia Historical Society & Georgia Public Broadcasting.

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October 22, 2001

Howard Finster

Howard Finster saw things; he literally had visions. They inspired him to create a universe of unusual paintings, sculptures, and drawings. A self-taught fol...

May 27, 1991

Ed Dodd

He combined the two great loves of his life into a comic strip that taught an entire generation about the great outdoors.

Ed Dodd was born in Lafaye...
June 03, 1962

Orly Airport Crash

On this date in 1962, 113 Georgians died at Orly Airport in Paris. It was the worst single airplane crash of that time—and it led to one of Atlanta’s cultur...
September 22, 1909

Lamar Dodd

Lamar Dodd's paintings evoked "Georgia, Georgia, Georgia," according to one New York art critic.

Born in Fairburn and raised in LaGrange,...

May 22, 1875

Lucy May Stanton

Her artwork hangs in distinguished company.

Lucy May Stanton was born in Atlanta in 1875. She grew up across the street from the Wren’s Nest, Joel...
January 28, 1791

Mary Telfair

Southern benefactor she was, Southern belle she was not. She nurtured the oldest public art museum in the South.

Mary Telfair was born in Augusta on...