The Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History (WIEH) is an interdisciplinary team of ecologists, geographers, landscape architects, historic preservationists, environmental planners, archaeologists, historians, foresters, artists, students and government agencies, all with a common goal of conserving, documenting and studying the human and natural history of the historic Wormsloe property and the surrounding region of coastal Georgia.
Wormsloe—a name that echoes the era of its 18th century English founder, Noble Jones, and its roots as a silkworm plantation—is renowned for its majestic beauty, historical significance, and, most recently, for its additional role as home to the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. Wormsloe is the most significant and undisturbed independent site in the state of Georgia for its Native American, Colonial, and Civil War settlements and burial grounds. The importance of this site is unveiled, layer-by-layer, as visitors drive along its historic avenue under a canopy of mature live oak trees and begin to sense its centuries of human occupation.
The Wormsloe Institute was founded to conserve this unique place while also promoting the study of environmental history on-site and in the context of the larger region of coastal Georgia.
Click here for a WIEH indroductory video presentation that also commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Wormsloe Library.