About Us

What will we do?

The final products of the plan will offer immersive, interactive, and meaningful experiences for past, present, and future students and faculty in connecting them to the university’s history and traditions.

The project plan includes:

  • Traditional exhibits
  • Wayside exhibit
  • Walking tours with brochures
  • Oral history projects
  • Public programming and community engagement
  • Digital content
  • Formal publication

What have we done?


  • Interpretive Plan for the historic Bonner House (fortcoming)
  • Interpretive wayside and interior signage (forthcoming)
  • “Making a Better Life for our Rural People” on UWG and rural education in Carroll County (2020)
  • Interpretive wayside and interior exhibit plan approved by Campus Planning & Facilities (2019)
  • “Love and Politics: West Georgia’s Counterculture, 1968-1974″ (2017-2018)
  • “Play by Play: Athletics at West Georgia” (2016-2017)
  • “A Safe Haven: Responding to Hurricane Katrina” (2015-2016)

Digital Content

  • Hopes & Challenges through COVID-19 in West Georgia digital archive (forthcoming)
  • “Love and Politics: West Georgia’s Counterculture, 1968-1974″ online exhibit

Walking Tours and Brochures

  • University Tradtions (forthcoming)
  • “One Place, Many Stories” guided walking tour and self-guided tour
  • “From Civil War to Civil Rights: West Georgia’s Journey to Equality” tour (learn more here)
  • Haunted history tour (forthcoming)

Oral History Projects

All oral history projects are ongoing. Please contact us at cph@westga.edu with questions or to arrange an oral history session.

  • Speak Out! Queer on Campus
  • Descendants of Enslaved Persons of the Thomas Bonner plantation
  • Greek Founders
  • Alumni
  • Retired faculty and staff

Programming, Outreach, and Other

  • Innovative Research Project, a multidiscplinary initiative chartered by the Office of the Provost (ongoing)
  • UWG COVID-19 Research Collective contributor (ongoing)
  • Memory Mapping initiative in collaboration with UWGMaps (ongoing)
  • Spatial mapping in collaboration with UWGMaps (ongoing)
  • LGBTQ “White Paper” shared with Dean of the Colleges and Arts and Humanities and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Speak Out panel with Queer Student Alliance
  • Safe Treat booth
  • Screen on the Green in collaboration with Weekends West Georgia and Housing and Residence Life
  • Athletic equipment drive for Boys and Girls Club of Carroll County
  • Exhibit openings for Alumni Weekend and Homecoming with Alumni Relations
  • Memory Mapping events with Alumni Relations

Class Projects

  • Colleges, Slavery, & Memorialization class project (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Public History class projects (undergraduate)
  • Public History Seminar class projects (graduate)