Georgia Historical Society Research Center

Savannah - Chatham County

Hodgson Hall is the Georgia Historical Society’s Research Center, housing the oldest collections related to Georgia’s history in the nation. Built in 1876, it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 2019, the Georgia Historical Society launched a renovation and expansion project which included an interior restoration of the original building, new archival space and courtyard design, and a new “hyphen” to connect the Annex. In total, the project consisted of three strategically fused buildings, each constructed in different eras (19th, 20th, and 21st centuries) which created the need to incorporate modern advancements in architecture and building methods into each structure. The Georgia Historical Society’s longtime stewardship of Hodgson Hall, and the research center’s evolution, will ensure the safety, security, and longevity of many of Georgia’s historic treasures.

Excellence in Stewardship Awards recognize those who ensure the preservation of historic properties through long-term care and maintenance, stabilization, protection or continuous family ownership.