Brunswick Lecture Series

  • Coastal Georgia Historical Society
  • 10/4/2022, 10/11/2022, 10/18/2022, 10/25/2022
  • Marshes of Glynn Library
  • 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
  • (912) 634-7090
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • $50; registration required

The Brunswick Lecture Series, returning in October at the Brunswick-Glynn County Library, will now feature four programs. In addition to Buddy Sullivan’s lectures, there will be two programs adapted from the Brunswick walking tours offered last fall. These will be presented by Sandy White and Kim Campbell. Programs will be held on October 4, 11, 18, and 25 from 4–5:30 p.m.

The first two lectures, October 4 and 11, will feature the Society’s Senior Historian Buddy Sullivan. Sullivan will cover the history of Brunswick from the colonial settlement of Georgia to the late 20th century, concentrating on the city’s development as a commercial center and seaport. The story of education will be discussed, including the African American schools established after the Civil War. Brunswick’s Home Front contributions during World War II will be described, as well as the commercial seafood industry that developed after the war. Dozens of historical images will illustrate the city’s rich history.

Education Director Sandy White will present “Wanderings through Windsor Park” on October 18. Known as Brunswick’s first suburb, the neighborhood consists of excellent examples of typical American architectural styles from the 1920s through the 1960s. The story includes the colorful personalities who lived there, noted local architects who designed the charming homes, and even the origins of the Brunswick Golf Club.

On October 25, former Society staff member Kim Campbell returns to present “Markers, Memorials, and Monuments in Historic Downtown Brunswick.” This lecture will explore Brunswick’s memorial landscape, from the markers and monuments surrounding the Glynn County Courthouse campus through the varied ways Brunswick’s diverse history is commemorated along the historic business corridor on Newcastle Street. The program will examine not only the event or person that the markers feature, but also the time in which they were constructed.