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Sapelo Island topic at next historical society meeting
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Dr. Lloyd Newberry will present a lecture about Sapelo Island, one of Georgia's barrier islands, October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Richmond Hill Museum, 11460 Ford Ave.

Members of the Richmond Hill Historical Society can attend these lecture series at no charge and non- members pay a $10 fee for each program.

A historian, naturalist, educator, author, farmer, land developer, national and international speaker, Newberry brings his diverse fields of experience and expertise to his audiences.

He began his career with a passion for zoology that morphed into a multitude of interests. He became a real estate developer and has served  on numerous boards embracing worthy causes from the Savannah Science Museum, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Education Council, Wildlife Exposition, and many more.

Richmond Hill and the Ogeechee River were home to the professor and his family for over 10 years.

His latest book, “Wings of Wonder”, has been made into a historical documentary for public television and is available on DVD.

Access to Sapelo Island is by ferry or boat only. The University of Georgia has a facility for marine research on the island. Most of Sapelo was once owned by the Reynolds Tobacco family and has a rich history occupied  by Gullah-Geechee families.

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