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WHAT: Richmond Hill Historical Society Presents Elizabeth DuBose of the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Ms. DuBose has served as the Executive Director of the Foundation since 1998. A native of Atlanta, she holds a B.A. in American Studies from Hollins College (now Hollins University) and an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Savannah College of Art and Design. During her tenure at TOIF, Ms. DuBose has led all aspects of the organization: advocacy for Ossabaw’s Heritage Preserve designation and gatekeeper for appropriate island use; program development, fiscal management and fundraising; stewardship of buildings and equipment on the northern half of Ossabaw Island including the restoration or stabilization and maintenance of ten historic buildings on Ossabaw Island; historical research related to Ossabaw Island; and hosting of approximately 20 groups per year on the island (about half of all trips) for overnight stays or day trips, including providing expertise on tabby-making, historic preservation techniques, indigo dyeing, and dye-making, hurricane impacts, and the history of the native population, the enslaved African-American and Freedmen of Ossabaw, 20th century intellectual/creative community, and colonial-era through present-day ownership and use of the island.

Ms. Dubose will speak about the history of the island and the current topics of interest.

WHERE: Richmond Hill History Museum

11460 Ford Avenue

Richmond Hill, Georgia 31324

WHEN: Thursday, January 5, 2023

6:30 p.m. *Please note the new time

COST: This lecture is free for members of the Historical Society and $5 for non-members.

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