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September 27, 2021

An Overview of Historic Brunswick: Our City by the Sea – Part 2 of 2

Coastal GeoLocal historian Buddy Sullivan is turning his focus on the City by the Sea in a special two-part lecture series presented at the downtown public library. Buddy will cover the history of Brunswick from the earliest colonial settlement of Georgia to the late 20th century.

The presentation will focus largely on the story of Brunswick’s growth and development as a commercial center and seaport. Brunswick’s transportation facilities, including the railroads and the port, saw their greatest growth in the late 19th century when the town became one of the leading producers and exporters of naval stores in the world. While the emphasis will be on economic history, the story of education in Brunswick will also be discussed, particularly that of African American schools that were established following the Civil War. In the 20th century, the lectures will cover Brunswick’s important contributions to the U.S. war effort in World War II with its major shipbuilding initiative, as well as the thriving commercial seafood industry that developed in Brunswick after the war with its large shrimp boat fleet. Dozens of historical images and Brunswick scenes from the last 200 years will illustrate the city’s rich history, making this a program not to be missed!

The cost for the pair of lectures is $35. Registration is required. The lectures will be held in the event rooms at the downtown Brunswick branch of the library at 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA.

To register for the lectures, see this link: Buddy Sullivan Brunswick Course Tickets.

This program is presented jointly by the Coastal Georgia Historical Society and the Friends of the Brunswick-Glynn County Library