The pilots gas masks Riveters African American Officers Mule Rearing doughboys with mules African American Soldiers 1 pilots in dress uniforms

A new and enhanced exhibit commemorating soldiers from Berrien County lost in the tragic wreck of the troop ship Otranto is under development.  The exhibit at the Old Berrien County Courthouse in Nashville is under the direction of the Berrien County Historical Society and is planned for a January 2018 opening.  Below are the design sketches and supporting brochure.

Doughboy Brochure1 Page 1
 Doughboy Brochure1 Page 2
 Doughboy Display Complete1


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission Donors

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John H. and Wilhelmina D. Harland Foundation, Inc.

Numerous generous individuals


Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

Contact: [email protected]

Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia


Next Meeting:

Date to be determined

Future Meetings:

None schedule at this time.

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +

Founding Sponsor
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The Lilly Endowment