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Exhibit, Frankie Welch's Americana: Fashion, Scarves, and Politics

Frankie Welch (1924-2021) was an American designer and entrepreneur best known for producing thousands of custom scarves. Born in Rome, Georgia, she spent most of her career in Alexandria, Virginia, where she established a dress shop—Frankie Welch of Virginia—that was open from 1963 to 1990. She introduced her first scarf design, the Cherokee Alphabet, in 1967, quickly followed by her Discover America scarf for the White House and prominent political designs for the 1968 presidential election.

From Colony to Statehood: The Georgia Open History Library

In 2026, the United States will mark the 250th anniversary of its founding. In anticipation of this event, the University of Georgia Press has developed the Georgia Open History Library: From Colony to Statehood in the New Union. This resource provides free digital access to 45 out-of-print volumes focused on Georgia from the colony’s founding through the American Revolution.  

Virtual Family Day: Drinkable Water in Georgia

This family day event is now virtual!

Explore our new exhibit, Drinkable Water in Georgia, through exhibit photos, crafts, experiments, and interactive online activities hosted on our Family Day website. For more information, visit our event page on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2x0lvBVCP

This event is made possible with support from the Stephen E. Draper Center and Archives for the Study of Water Law and Policy.

Exhibition: Pylon: Tourists in Rock n' Roll

In 1979, Randall Bewley, Curtis Crowe, Vanessa Briscoe Hay, and Michael Lachowski formed the band Pylon in Athens, Georgia. All connected to the local art scene, what the members lacked in musical experience they made up for with bold experimentation. The group created a danceable, new wave sound and unique visual style that became a foundational part of the emerging music scene in Athens during the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Experiencing Cortona: Celebrating 50 Years of UGA Study Abroad

In 1969, professor Jack Kehoe journeyed to Italy to create a unique opportunity for University of Georgia students. He found the ideal site for an experiential learning environment amidst the history, culture and beauty of Cortona.

"Experiencing Cortona: Celebrating 50 Years of UGA Study Abroad" reflects on the program’s history with a display of original artifacts, photographs, documents and more drawn from the Cortona Program Records, a part of the university’s archives housed in the Hargrett Library.