Ask the Expert: Invention of the Cotton Gin

with Dr. Brent Tharp
An Online Event

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
2 PM


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A monthly online VIRTUAL event where you can quiz our knowledgeable experts.

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Dr. Brent Tharp, director of the Georgia Southern University Museum, will present the story of Eli Whitney’s development and patenting of the cotton gin, an important part of South Georgia history that, ultimately, had huge implications in American social, economic, and political history. The Georgia Southern University Museum’s collection includes one of the very few surviving pre-Civil War cotton gins. 

Have a question? Please submit it beforehand on our Facebook event page.

This event will be LIVE on Facebook.


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