GGC hosted eighth annual Button Gwinnett Day during county’s bicentennial year
Georgia Gwinnett College hosted its signature event, Button Gwinnett Day, on Wednesday, April 11. For eight consecutive years, the college has hosted the annual event in recognition of a Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The event included a one-man performance of Button Gwinnett by Jason West, director of programming at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, narrating the history of the county in addition to a series of panel discussions on the diversity and evolution of education, business and the medical profession in the county over the past four decades.
As part of the Button Gwinnett Day activities, a presentation of the GGC Preservation Award to Gwinnett County, was accepted by Charlotte J. Nash, chairman of the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, in recognition of Gwinnett County for its efforts to preserve the historic properties of the county. The county was selected as the award recipient in appreciation of county officials, the Gwinnett Historical Society and the Historic Restoration and Preservation Board working together throughout the years to protect landmarks of historical significance to Gwinnett County.