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COMING IN OCTOBER: Secrets, Sources, & Swamp: An Escape Game for Georgia Archives Month

Photo credit: Francis Harper
This photo was taken by Francis Harper and is part of Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections

This October, Georgia Southern University Libraries will observe Georgia Archives Month. Georgia Archives Month is an opportunity to recognize Georgia’s rich history and to highlight the many ways historical records enrich our lives. Join us as we celebrate Special Collections at Georgia Southern University Libraries as a caretaker of historical records and memory on campus. 


Our month-long observance includes a new Special Collections display as well as a special program, Secrets, Sources, & Swamp: An Escape Game for Georgia Archives Month. Secrets, Sources, & Swamp is a physical adventure game in which participants must work together to examine historical evidence and solve puzzles in order to complete the objective and “escape” the room. This year’s game will be themed around the Francis Harper materials housed in Zach S. Henderson Library Special Collections. Harper was a Cornell-trained naturalist who studied plant life and culture of the Okefenokee Swamp from 1912-1951. The game will explore aspects of Georgia folk culture, biodiversity, and the establishment of the Okefenokee National Wildlife refuge. 


Secrets, Sources, & Swamp will be available to Georgia Southern students from October 20-30, 2019, with faculty previews at the end of September. More information about Georgia Archives Month and the escape game can be found at georgiasouthern.libguides.com/archivesmonth


This program is partially funded through the Campus Life Enrichment Committee (CLEC).

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