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Things New & Strange: Author Lecture & Book Signing
January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
“Things New and Strange” chronicles a research quest undertaken by G. Wayne Clough, the first secretary of the Smithsonian Institution born in the South.
Soon after retiring from the Smithsonian, Clough decided to see what the Smithsonian collections could tell him about South Georgia, where he had spent most of his childhood in the 1940s and 1950s.
The investigations that followed, which began as something of a quixotic scavenger hunt, expanded as Clough discovered that the collections had many more objects and documents from South Georgia than he had imagined. These objects illustrate important aspects of southern culture and history and also inspire reflections about how South Georgia has changed over time. Published by University of Georgia Press.
G. WAYNE CLOUGH is Secretary Emeritus of the Smithsonian Institution. Clough, who currently lives in Atlanta, directed the Smithsonian from 2008-2014, and was president of the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1994-2008. He is the author of “Seeing the Universe from Here: Field Notes from My Smithsonian Travels.” Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Smithsonian.
Copies of “Things New & Strange” may be reserved in advance by contacting the History Center, email@example.com or 229-226-7664. The program is presented in partnership with The Bookshelf.
The Bookshelf is downtown Thomasville’s very own independent bookstore, offering a highly curated collection of literature across a wide variety of genres. Each month, the store hosts over a dozen story times, author events, educational workshops, and more; information about these events can be found on Instagram and Facebook, or through The Bookshelf’s weekly podcast, From the Front Porch.
- The History Center
- Thomasville History Center
725 N. Dawson St.
Thomasville, GA 31792 United States + Google Map
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