Public History

I am a passionate and experienced public historian.

For the 2014-2015 academic year, I served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Public History at the University of West Georgia which included working with the UWG Center for Public History.  I have expertise in historic preservation, archival management and practice, and digital history.  I hold a Master of Historic Preservation degree from the University of Georgia and practiced professionally for twenty-five years before pursuing a PhD at Emory in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  I have worked in Public Programs at the Georgia Archives, in the South Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, and as a regional historic preservation planner in West Georgia.

Exciting projects developed by the Center for Public History include activities related to the West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail.

Other Public History projects I have worked on include:

Digital Projects click here

Public History Print Publications

From 1999-2002 I published Georgia Heritage Magazine.  It proved to be a fulfilling, yet brief endeavor.  Public history scholars and professionals throughout the state supported the content, and heritage tourism advertising kept it afloat financially.  The far-reaching economic fallout of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks temporarily devastated the U.S. tourism industry forcing an end to the publication.  For a .pdf of the final issue click GA Mag Sum 2001.

My other public history publications include:

West Georgia Textile Heritage Trail: A Pictorial History (Arcadia, expected release December, 2015). A collaborative publication by the students and faculty of the Center for Public History, University of West Georgia.

“Mary E. Hutchinson,”New Georgia Encyclopedia, a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org , forthcoming

“Vernacular Architecture in Georgia,” New Georgia Encyclopedia, a project of the Georgia Humanities Council in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org , 2000

“Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation,” in Cotton Mills, Planned Communities, and the New Deal:  Vernacular Architecture and Landscapes of the New South, Vernacular Architecture Forum, 1999

Travels Through Troup County:  A Guide to its Architecture and History, with John Lawrence, Clark Johnson, Glenda Majors, Kaye Lanning Minchew, and Randy Allen.  Troup County Historical Society, LaGrange, Georgia, 1996

“A Heritage Highway With A Future,” Surface Transportation Policy Project Bulletin, 1994

South Carolina Heritage Education Packet, published by the S.C. Dept. of Archives & History, distributed to S.C. public schools, 1990

Historic Preservation Studies & Plans

“Carrollton Depot Preservation Study,” Carrollton, Georgia, 1996

“The McIntosh Reserve:  A Heritage Vision,” Carroll County, Georgia, 1994

“Chattahoochee-Flint Heritage Highway:  A Shift in Imagination,” CFRDC, 1994

“Historic Resources Element,” Meriwether County & Municipalities Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1993

“Historic Resources Element,” City of Grantville Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1992

“Historic Resources Element,” Town of Haralson Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1992

“Historic Resources Element,” Town of Moreland Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1992

“Historic Resources Element,” Senoia/Sharpsburg/Turin Joint Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1992

“Historic Resources Element,” Carroll County Comprehensive Plan, Georgia, 1991

“Marshallville Handbook of Design Guidelines,” Georgia, 1996

“Bowdon Handbook of Design Guidelines,” Georgia, 1995

Historic Resource Surveys

East End Neighborhood, Thomasville, Georgia, 1997

Fletcherville Neighborhood, Thomasville, Georgia, 1997

Jasper County, Georgia, 1988

New Castle, Pennsylvania, 1987

Illinois & Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor, National Park Service HABS/HAER team, 1986

National Register Nominations

“East End Historic District,” Thomasville, Georgia, 1997

“Fletcherville Historic District,” Thomasville, Georgia, 1997

“Stevens Street Historic District,” Thomasville, Georgia, 1997

“Downtown LaGrange Historic District,” LaGrange, Georgia, 1996

“Historic Resources of Troup County, Georgia,”  Multiple Resource Context Statement, 1994

“Historic Resources of Valley, Alabama Associated with the West Point Manufacturing Co.,” 1994. Multiple Resource Context Statement and Listings: River View Historic District; Langdale Historic District; Fairfax Historic District; Shawmut Historic District

“Historic Resources of Hartsville, South Carolina,” 1990. Multiple Resource Context Statement and Listings prepared by team of South Carolina SHPO staff: E.W. Cannon House and Store; J.L. Coker III House; C.K. Dunlap House; J.B. Gilbert House; Thomas E. Hart House and Kalmia Gardens; Hartsville Community Center and Hartsville Community Market; Hartsville Post Office; East Home Avenue Historic District; Lawton Park and Pavilion; Sonoco Products Company

“Historic Resources of Table Rock State Park, Pickens County, South Carolina,” 1989. Multiple Resource Context Statement and Listings prepared by team of South Carolina SHPO staff: Table Rock State Park Historic District; CCC Quarry #1 and Truck Trail; CCC Quarry #2; Roper House Complex; Table Rock CCC Camp Site

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