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Professor of History receives volunteer award

Christopher Hendricks with Maria Zouves, Sherrill Milnes and Jamie Credle
Hendricks before presenting the lecture, “The World of the Davenports,” as part of the 2019-2020 Savannah VOICE Festival (SVF) series at the Davenport House Museum, with SVF co-founders Maria Zouves and Sherrill Milnes, and Davenport House Director Jamie Credle.

This year’s Nichola Parker Coe Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Christopher E. Hendricks, professor of history at Georgia Southern, who has given much time and passion to the Historic Savannah Foundation (HSF).  Chris’ commitment to the Davenport House has been unwavering over the past few years.  

Chris is an esteemed Professor of History at Georgia Southern University and still has found time to help the Davenport House since the 1990s.  He and his mother’s book, “Old Southern Cookery,” is a tremendous work of historic research, and they have decided to donate the proceeds from the book to HSF.

When he can, Chris always brings his students to the Davenport House.  He has overseen many projects and professional internships there, and recently advised on a master’s thesis that has helped the Davenport House better understand its own history with slavery.

Chris is always available to help when asked.  His donation of his book and its proceeds is admirable.  And for this, we thank him for his commitment to HSF and the work that we do. 


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