Georgia Writers Museum

  Every story starts somewhere...

Putnam County Charter School System and UGA's Willson Center for Humanities and Art received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that offers an opportunity for community residents to take an active role in shaping how the history of Putnam County is recorded and taught to future generations.  

The entire Putnam County community is invited to participate in two community events to save your local histories, photographs, and documents. Bring your photographs and documents to have them scanned and preserved at the Briar Patch Arts Festival from 9AM to 3PM on September 30 or the Butler-Baker Oktoberfest celebration from 8AM to 4PM on October 14.  

In addition, a team of volunteers will be available to record and preserve your oral histories and stories that reflect important aspects of your family, this community and its people. 

Community partners like Georgia Writers Museum, Butler Baker Alumni Project, Eatonton-Putnam Historical Society, Uncle Remus Museum, Old School History Museum, Putnam County NAACP, Eatonton Main Street and others are helping launch and shape this program throughout the  community. 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.  The Sharing our Stories project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.