The Historic Chattahoochee Commission (HCC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Jay Langdale and Faith Birkhead have joined its Board of Directors.
Dr. Langdale, a resident of Eufaula, is the Social Science Division Chair and Assistant Professor of History at Andrew College. In addition to teaching courses in American and World history, he supervises the college’s Honors Program. Langdale attended Mercer University and the University of Mississippi prior to obtaining his doctorate from the University of Florida. His dissertation, Superfluous Southerners: Cultural Conservatism and the South, 1920-1990, is forthcoming from the University of Missouri Press.
Birkhead, a resident of Hamilton, has been involved with Chattahoochee Valley cultural organizations for over thirty years. She helped organize the Harris County Historical Society, taught children’s classes at the Columbus Museum, and was a founding member of both the Chattahoochee Potter’s Association and the Southern Rivers Guild. Birkhead is an accomplished artist, having exhibited her work in several regional venues and illustrated two books as well as interpretive signage along the Chattahoochee Riverwalk. She is a graduate of the Moore College of Art.
The HCC is a state agency of both Alabama and Georgia charged with promoting heritage tourism, history education, and historic preservation within the Chattahoochee Trace region of southeastern Alabama and southwestern Georgia. The organization is governed by a twenty-eight member board of directors who represent the eighteen counties it serves. For further information, contact HCC, P.O. Box 33, Eufaula, AL 36072-0033; 334-687-9755 or P.O. Box 942, LaGrange, GA 30241-0017; 706-845-8440. Inquiries are welcomed by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or toll free at 1-877-766-2443.