The Georgia Historical Society announced recently that it has selected Massie Heritage Center as the recipient of the 2016 Roger K. Warlick Local History Achievement Award in Media for its film Massie School: A Cradle of Public Education.
The ten-minute film, created by documentary filmmakers Michael Jordan and Dan Kurtz for Massie Heritage Center, features interviews with former students and a glimpse into Massie’s rich history. Viewers can tour the school with former students Howard Morrison and Stratton Leopold, relive May Day celebrations with alumna Philippa Paddison, and learn about the formation of “Friends of Massie” and their work to establish Massie as a heritage education site from noted preservationist and Massie alumna Emma Adler.
“In making the site film we wanted to share the rich history of Massie School with the public and how it came to be a heritage center operated by the Savannah Chatham County Public School System,” said Steve Smith, Curator at Massie Heritage Center. “We are honored that the Georgia Historical Society has chosen this film to be awarded such as prestigious honor.”