First Lady Sandra D. Deal visits Georgia Southern for lecture, book signing
Georgia Southern University will host a lecture and book signing featuring the authors of Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The event is free and open to the public.
The authors of the book are Sandra D. Deal, First Lady of Georgia, Jennifer W. Dickey, Ph.D., coordinator of public history and associate professor of history at Kennesaw State University and Catherine M. Lewis, Ph.D., assistant vice president of Museums, Archives and Rare Books and a professor of history at Kennesaw State University.
Special guest and Statesboro native, former Georgia First Lady Betty Foy Sanders, will also attend the event. Sanders and her husband, the late former Governor Carl Sanders, helped to design the Governor’s Mansion. The University’s art department, the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art, is named after the former first lady.
Launched on Sept. 28, Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion is a richly illustrated book documenting the extraordinary history of the mansion and those who have lived and worked in the home since its opening in 1968. The book also will help to ensure the preservation of the historic resource of the mansion so that it may continue to serve the state and its people. The book is published through the University of Georgia press and in cooperation with the University of Georgia Libraries and Kennesaw State University.
Memories of the Mansion: The Story of Georgia’s Governor’s Mansion will be available for purchase from 12:30 to 1 p.m., and the program will take place between 1 and 2 p.m. in the University’s Eugene M. Bishop Alumni Center, 1801 Akins Boulevard.