This website was created by staff at the Center for Public History, specifically Lauren Miller, William Nesbitt, and Shanda Davidson during 2008. It was modeled after the exhibit “Spinning Yarns, Knitting Socks, and Sewing Suits: Stories of Carroll County’s Textile and Apparel Industries” that has been circulating throughout Carroll County since February of 2007. We hope the website will provide teachers with a creative way to meet content standards as well as educate people on the Textile Mill Industry in Carroll County. We would like to thank the Georgia Humanities Council and the Sewell Foundation for making all of this possible.
The Center for Public History researches, documents, preserves, and promotes public discussion of the history and cultural, architectural, and folklife resources of the broader west Georgia region. The Center supports the mission and program of the History Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University of West Georgia. Drawing on the expertise and talents of university faculty and students through disciplinary and interdisciplinary collaborative projects, the Center engages in a wide range of research and educational public outreach services and programs in its service region.
The Center for Public History staff is working on various other projects aside from the Textile Mill Website. Graduate Research Assistants continue to compile information for the following projects: “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” Regional Music Project documenting Latino musical traditions in the West Georgia Region, Veterans History Project creating traveling trunks about WWII and the Cold War, Bremen Museum Project developing a museum in Bremen to display its railroad and apparel history, and the Joseph Johnson Fellow for the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
Center for Public History
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118