We invite you to view some of the treasures from the Coastal Georgia Historical Society Collection while listening to comments by local historian, Buddy Sullivan. If you would prefer to read a transcript of Buddy Sullivan’s remarks, please click here.

Author of twenty books, Buddy Sullivan is recognized as a leading authority on Coastal Georgia history. Since 2015, he has been the Society’s Senior Historian and serves as an advisor on exhibits, program development, and historical research. For over two decades he has taught a six-week history course “An Overview of Coastal Georgia History” sponsored by the Society. Sullivan was a 2005 recipient of the Governor’s Medal in the Humanities from the Georgia Humanities Council in recognition of his literary and cultural contributions to the state. He is a major contributor to the University of Georgia’s online New Georgia Encyclopedia. A native of Savannah and a fifth-generation Coastal Georgian, Sullivan was Director of the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve for twenty years.

 

 

 Charlie Wilson’s Basket

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Basket

c. 1950

Cabbage Palmetto (Sabal Palm)

Attributed to Charles Wilson, St. Simons Island

Gift of Stephanie C. Frankle, great granddaughter of Fannie Lee Brown Manning, friend of Margaret Davis Cate

 

 

 

Regatta Trophy

Regatta Trophy

 

Annual Interstate Tybee Regatta Trophy

1891

Silver plate

Meridian Britannia Company of Connecticut

Gift of Gladys Gowen Fendig, Charles Gowen and George Gowen, great-niece and great-nephews of recipient Duncan Wright

 

 

 

 

USS Constitution

USS Constitution live oak wood

Fragment of live oak from USS Constitution

c. 1797

Acquisition from the Georgia Historical Society

On Display at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum

 

 

 

Eugenia Price’s Typewriter

Eugenia Price typewriter

Typewriter, owned by Eugenia Price

c. 1970

Olympia Typewriters

Gift of Eileen Humphlett, longtime assistant and friend of Eugenia Price

On Display at the St. Simons Lighthouse Museum