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History in the making
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Keynote speaker Bill Ramsaur talks about the Revolutionary War events that took place in Effingham and Screven counties at the Historic Society of Effinghams annual banquet. The HES marked its 25th year with the event. - photo by Photo by Calli Arnold

At the annual Historic Society of Effingham banquet Feb. 5, members and guests celebrated the society’s 25th anniversary at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

Twenty-five years ago, a group of 20 citizens met to establish an organization that could preserve and display early documents that were pivotal to the history of Effingham County and to encourage an interest in local history through the study of genealogy.

“So we’ve done all those things through our museum and through our living history site,” said Richard Loper, president of the HES.

For the complete story, see Tuesday's print edition of the Effingham Herald.