Bandy Heritage Center

The Bandy Heritage Center for Northwest Georgia offers middle- and high-school teachers a variety of resources to bring both Northwest Georgia heritage and the practice of archival research and preservation into the classroom, and for teachers to enlist their students in the important work of preserving regional heritage through special projects!

Class Tours Of The Bandy Center

Interested in introducing your students to the vital and relevant work of archives? Planning to make connections for your students between the knowledge they consume in class and the ways that knowledge is organized, cared for, and made accessible to scholars and educators? The Bandy Heritage Center can work with you to schedule a guided tour of our archives. Tours typically last about one hour and can be tailored to the needs of your curriculum.

Teaching With Documents

Draw on the Bandy Center’s 100,000+ documents, photographs, and objects for your lesson planning in an upcoming school year. We will be happy to work with you to identify and make available resources that connect students with your course content in innovative ways.

Collections Development Projects--Offer Your Students The Opportunity To Preserve Regional History Firsthand

We have worked with local schools on semester- or year-long collections growth projects, which afford students the opportunity to participate in the lifecycle of archival preservation, from identifying an unexplored topic through acquisition, preservation, and housing of archival materials, as well as oral history projects that connect students with their families, neighbors, and community.

Personal And Family Preservation Projects

Teaching proper photograph, document, and object preservation techniques to safeguard family heirlooms

If you would like more information about opportunities to connect your class to the Bandy Center, please contact Brian Hilliard at