to the Bandy Heritage Center! As a community outreach program of Dalton State College, the Bandy Heritage Center celebrates the history and culture of Northwest Georgia. This mission is achieved through collaboration with partnering historical and cultural organizations throughout the area, enabling the Center to fulfill its role as the primary source for information related to the region’s historic resources.

Established in 2008 through the generosity of Mr. Jack Bandy, the Center is currently in the formative stages and is presently devoting its energies to public outreach programming as well as heritage tourism. In time, the BHC will also include an archival collection and exhibits concentrating on the Northwest Georgia area and will sponsor research and publishing activities which promote a more complete understanding of the region’s heritage.


Northwest Georgia driving tour to trace Johnston's steps
"Trading Space for Time: General Joseph Johnson and the Atlanta Campaign" driving tour on April 19 more

Battle map


Dr. Fowler presented "Hero or Villian"
Controversial general Nathan Bedford Forrest was topic of April 1st's lecture more



Ohio Newspaper to mention Bandy Center
The Reynoldsburg News reports of students who are seeking to fix a Civil War statue of the Ohio State Monument at Missionary Ridge. more

Drummer boy


Brian Hilliard to write for local newspaper
Project Director Brian Hilliard's essay was published in the Sunday edition of the Dalton Daily Citizen more



Driving tour
"Trading Space for Time: General Joseph Johnston and the Atlanta Campaign" will focus on Johnston's inability to halt Federal advances in Northwest Georgia.The tour will begin at Poplar Springs Church in Crow Valley and will trace numerous engagements to Kennesaw Mountain.

Breakfast will be provided at 8:00am while the tour starts at 9:00am. Cost per person is $50.

For more detailed information, contact Brian Hilliard at or 706-272-4452. more