December of 2017, a group dedicated to preserving the history of one South Georgia community is celebrating a big milestone.
The Lowndes County Historical Society marked its 50th anniversary.
The organization operates a museum dedicated to local history in Valdosta, where it was founded in 1967.
The Valdosta Daily Times reports the historical society’s celebration included a toast with “Georgia champagne” — known more commonly as Coca-Cola.
The toast preceded a presentation at the museum by Larry Jorgensen of Lafayette, Louisiana and author of the book “The Coca-Cola Trail: People and Places in the History of Coca-Cola.”
Lowndes County Historical Museum
Founded in 1967, The Lowndes County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the rich history of Valdosta and Lowndes County, Georgia. The society operates the Lowndes County Historical Museum, located at 305 W. Central Avenue in downtown Valdosta in the historic former Carnegie Library.
If in the south Georgia area, you can visit the museum’s some 10,000 square feet of local history displays and research material, as well as multiple outdoor exhibits on the grounds.