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Chautauqua Lecture Series

“Seasons of Change: Elections That Shaped Our National and State History”

American elections have always been harbingers of change—not just of elected officials, but of policies, attitudes, and how we as a nation conduct elections themselves. Coastal Georgia Historical Society’s 2024 Chautauqua Lecture Series will explore changemaking elections that had a significant impact, both in Georgia and for the U.S. Presidency. The cost for the series is $50 for members and $95 for non-members. The series will be held at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and live streaming will be available.  Register here:  Chautauqua Lecture Series.

August 8
“Georgia’s Gubernatorial Election of 1946: The Triumph of Rural Georgia”
Scott Buchanan, Ph.D.

August 15
“A Parting of the Ways: Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Cabot Lodge and the Presidential Election of 1912”
Laurence Jurdem, Ph.D.

August 22
“Electing and Re-electing Lincoln: The Immigrant Impact in 1860 and 1864”
Harold Holzer

September 5
“1800–America’s First Two-Party System Goes to the Polls”
Richard Brookhiser




August 8 @ 6:00 pm
September 5 @ 7:00 pm


St. Simons Presbyterian Church
205 Kings Way
St. Simons Island, GA 31522 United States
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