As the GREA/GREM year continues, we have much to be thankful for. The museum/office is a beautiful facility that is serving the needs of our membership and showcases the history of Georgia education. The artifacts in the museum continue to increase in number as the History and Archives Committee devotes time and energy to the display of these materials. My hat is off in thanks to Mary Long and Jacqueline McClendon and all the members of the committee for their dedication to the museum.
As the museum continues to be developed, we will be enlisting the talents of a professional curator, Ms. Jane Leavey. Ms. Leavey will assist the group in the collection of artifacts and methods of displaying materials. Ms. Leavey was the Founding Director of the Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta. Stay tuned for exciting museum events!
Brick sales since the last convention have numbered 316! By the time you read this, a new brick area (40’ X 20’) will be added to the front of the building. We have installed 2,050 bricks with more brick orders coming in weekly. There will be a big push for brick sales at the convention in the hope of adding more bricks. The Honor Roll Plaza is a wonderful way to honor educators, friends, family, and others. It’s tax deductible!
The GREM Board of Directors decided to use one name for the museum. It is the Georgia Retired Educators Museum. This is the legal name and the name of the physical building. The acronym is GREM. Several names were being used, which caused confusion. Just remember, help us commemorate the history of Georgia education through your purchase of bricks, donation of artifacts, and your visits to the Georgia Retired Educators Museum. Hope to see many of you in Macon!
Members of the Curator Committee:
- Marcia Wendel, Chair
- Marilyn Werner
- Becky Upchurch
- Louis Frank Tompkins
- Jesse Hunter
- Mary Long, Emeritus
- Jane Levy, consultant
- Myrtice C. Johnson, ex-officio
2018 GREA Brick Card Form Now Available!