Ten Years on a Yankee Plantation
February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Estelle Bennett Hughes Theater
Each year, this organization designates February as Georgia History Month and affiliate members of the society schedule programs concerning Georgia’s history.
Admission for each lecture is $10, $5 for members, Reinhardt University faculty and staff.
Space is limited, call 770-720-5967 to make reservations for all programs.
Dr. Joseph H. Kitchens will speak about the Pebble Hill Plantation. It was built in Georgia by a family from Cleveland, OH and was one of seventy plantations built in the southern states following the Reconstruction era. These plantations were primarily dedicated to quail hunting. Kitchens has deep roots in rural Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of West Georgia and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia. Beginning his career as a professor of history at Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, he turned his interests to a second career in cultural resource management. He spent ten years as the Director of Pebble Hill Plantation in Southwest Georgia before moving to Pickens County and becoming the Executive Director of the Funk Heritage Center where he retired in January 2018.