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Celebrate Our Roots First Friday

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Milledgeville, GA- Downtown overflows with history, from the historic buildings and antebellum homes to the engaging museums and notable landmarks. Experience history up close and personal on March 1st, during First Friday, from 6 to 8pm. Milledgeville Main Street has partnered with the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis House, and Marlor House to offer an evening of discovering downtown Milledgeville’s history.


The Convention and Visitors Bureau invites downtown visitors to tour the past aboard a FREE trolley ride destined for a multitude of museums, a learning excursion led by their expert trolley guide. Pick up for the trolley rides will be at the crosswalk located on the 100 block of West Hancock Street, near Buffingtons and will operate on a continuous loop from 6-8pm to connect historic sites with downtown. Historic stops include the Marlor House, Sallie Ellis Davis House, Allen’s Market and Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion.


The Marlor House, located at 201 N. Wayne Street, is displaying an exhibition by Georgia Military College art students, grades six through twelve titled, “Articulate Your Story.”  The Marlor House, built in 1830, will also be open for architectural tours during First Friday.  Along with the Marlor House being open for tours, Allen’s Market will also be open for tours featuring the photographic exhibit “Sites and Structures, Milledgeville’s Built environment”.  Dr. Bob Wilson and Sandra Jones will be available to docent the exhibit and answer questions.  Both facilities will be open and free to the public.


The Sallie Ellis Davis House was the home of dedicated and passionate Baldwin County educator, Ms. Davis. Davis worked in education her entire career, first as a teacher and, later, the principal at the Eddy School, touching the lives of countless Baldwin County children. The house, located at 301 S. Clarke Street, will be open to the public during First Friday for historic tours.


The Old Governor’s Mansion was the regal residence to Georgia’s governors, from 1839-1868, whose interior interprets the history of the free and enslaved residents of the building and its grounds. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, it is an accredited museum of the American Alliance of Museums and a Smithsonian Institution affiliate. Tours will start at 6:00pm and will run every half hour until 8PM. The last tour will begin at 7:30pm.


Enjoy live entertainment from the Melody Jazz Band, the band has performed together over 5 years and plays a wide range of blues and jazz music. They will be performing on West Hancock Street near Bollywood Tacos. Buffingtons will be hosting Chris Taylor, a local country music artist that plays a variety of country hits and Chris Taylor originals. Chris will kick off at 6pm inside Buffingtons.


The Lakeview Academy Chorus will be joining the First Friday fun this month. The Chorus features a group of talented 3rd-5th graders. Musical inspiration inspired by ocean life, and the love of music. In May the Chorus will be traveling to Atlanta to sing at the Georgia Aquarium. They are led by Elizabeth Yorker, music teacher at Lakeview Academy. Catch a preview of their performance at First Friday. They will perform at 6:15pm in front of the Campus Theatre.


There will be no shortage of fun for the kiddos with games and hands-on activities provided by the Milledgeville Jaycees and The Georgia College Chemistry Club. Fanciful faces will be colored as artist Lisa Marie Barry shares her talent of face painting and balloon artist, Greg Brosman, will be back for another First Friday season with even more fun creations.


Milledgeville Main Street is looking for local talent who want an opportunity to showcase their skill by participating in monthly First Friday events. All artists, musicians, dancers, special skills, and talents are welcome to apply. For more information about First Friday or how to get involved, contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or email Deana at dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.us.


March 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Milledgeville Main Street
(478) 414 4014


Downtown Milledgeville
100 West Hancock Street
Milledgeville,GA31061United States
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