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Jess McGuire, Wildlife Biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently began a new assignment in the Thomasville area, including Pebble Hill Plantation. McGuire, along with Jim Cox, Tall Timbers Vertebrate Ecology Program Director, were at Pebble Hill Wednesday afternoon to acquaint McGuire with PHP employees and the nesting areas of the Red Cockaded Woodpecker. (Pictured left to right: Jess McGuire, Jim Cox)
Our Main House volunteer docent, Rita Kelsay, has now volunteered over 100 hours with us! Volunteers are almost unheard of these days and to have one as dedicated as Rita has been, it is something really special.
A Toast to the Munnings
Celebrating the return of Pebble Hill Plantation’s signature masterpiece by Sir Alfred Munnings, The Artist’s Wife and Isaac. The piece has been on exhibit at the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, Virginia for the past six months. Read More
Class Field Trip
Second grade students at Scott Elementary took a field trip to Pebble Hill Plantation which proved to be both fun and educational! Teachers at Scott expressed that Head Docent,Lori Curtis and her staff did an awesome job of providing students with a memorable experience! Students were engaged by using maps to locate places on the grounds of Pebble Hill. The scavenger hunt tested students' knowledge of concepts and provided teachers an opportunity to extend learning after returning to the classroom. The visit to Pebble Hill generated lots of discussion and students were anxious to write about their experiences! Scott's second grade teachers are already looking forward to taking their students to Pebble Hill Plantation for the 2014-2015 school year.
Home School Group Visit
Thanks Four Oaks Home School Group for touring with us on October 3.
Korean War Veterans Visit
Recently, Pebble Hill was visited by a group of Korean War veterans from the USS Rehoboth. The group was back together for a reunion. Among the participants who honored Pebble Hill with a visit were Bill Galle, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jim Weston, Kewanee, Illinois, Pat Ferrell, Los Altos, California, and Syd Cammenga, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Read More
Michelle Sunset is completing a 320 hour internship as part of her M.A. in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies at Florida State University. She will be graduating in May 2014. She earned her B.A. in History from the University of North Florida. Having spent the summer interning at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens in Miami, she is working towards a future career in the museum/historic home field. Currently, Michelle is working on cataloguing and organizing the Pebble Hill archives.
Munnings Out in the Open
The National Sporting Library & Museum is hosting an exhibit called "Munnings: Out in the Open," which includes Pebble Hill's Munnings painting "My Horse is My Friend: The Artist's Wife & Isaac." The Munnings returned home after this exhibit on September 25, 2013.
New Events Manager Hired
Cara Dollinger becomes part of the Pebble Hill Plantation staff, following the promotion of Whitney White to Main House Museum Manager. Read More
Whitney White Promotion
The Pebble Hill Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the promotion of Whitney White to Main House Museum Manager effective July 1. Read More