Georgia Historical Plates
by the Transylvania Club since 1933
Purpose of the Plates
Not only are our plates beautiful and functional for you, but their sales support literacy in our middle Georgia community. Since 1933, all profits from sales of Georgia Plates sold by The Transylvania Club have funded our local library (now called The Rosa M. Tarbutton Memorial Library), which serves Washington County, Ga.
History of the Plates
In 1932, Louise Irwin conceived and executed the design of the Georgia Historical Plates as part of the upcoming 1933 Georgia Bicentennial Celebration. She suggested the project to the Transylvania Club as a celebration of the Bicentennial and the 25th anniversary of the Club, and as a possible moneymaker for the Club.