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Former ‘This Old House’ host to deliver GHS keynote address

POSTED: May 8, 2007 5:02 a.m.

Steve Thomas, host of “Save Our History” on The History Channel and former host of PBS’s “This Old House,” will present the keynote address at the Georgia Historical Society’s 168th annual meeting. Thomas will speak on the importance of preserving the artifacts of history and the adventure of discovering the past. The keynote address will be held at the historic Lucas Theatre for the Arts at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Emmy Award-winning Steve Thomas hosted “This Old House,” television’s most popular home-improvement series, for 14 years and during his tenure it became PBS’s most-watched ongoing series of all time.

Author of the critically acclaimed book “The Last Navigator,” published in 1987, Thomas is the current host and co-producer of the “Save Our History” series on The History Channel and consults on residential building, renovation and historic preservation for clients across the United States.

Thomas joins other distinguished keynote speakers for the Georgia Historical Society’s Annual Meeting including journalists Bob Schieffer and Cokie Roberts, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, U.S. Attorney General Griffin Bell, Gov. Roy Barnes and Pulitzer Prize finalist Steve Oney.

The event is free and open to the public. There will be a signer for the hearing impaired. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited, so please arrive early.

A post event reception with Steve Thomas for Georgia Historical Society members and VIPs by invitation only will be held at Seabolt Brokers Real Estate at 28 Abercorn St. Space is limited. For more information please contact the GHS membership office at (912) 651-2125.

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