Georgia Southwestern State University has entered into an agreement to collaborate with Andersonville Historic Site on future educational opportunities.
Andersonville was a prisoner of war camp during the Civil War. In 1970, it was authorized by Congress as a unit of the National Park System. The park's purpose is to provide an understanding of the overall prisoner of war story of the Civil War, to interpret the role of POW camps throughout history, to commemorate the sacrifice of Americans who lost their lives in such camps, and to preserve the monuments located within the historic site.
The school has worked closely with Andersonville in the past. The partnership plans to enhance the public's appreciation of the Prisoner of War Experience during the Civil War and throughout American History. During 2011-2015, the National Park Service is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.