Juneteenth Lecture & Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

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Juneteenth Lecture & Tour
Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, is a holiday celebrating the end of slavery in the United States at the end of the Civil War.

In honor of Juneteenth, join us for an enlightening afternoon on the history of slavery at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion through a lecture on the Brown’s nursemaid Emma by Curator of Education Kierstin Veldkamp and our specialty tour: Labor Behind the Veil which explores in depth the history of slavery and African Americans at the Mansion.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

The tour is $8 for adults/seniors, $4 for students, and free to Georgia College faculty, staff, and students.

Come for both or only one!

Old Governor’s Mansion: Preservation Special Tour

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Preservation Month Special Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Led by the museum’s director, this in-depth tour focuses on the mansion’s restoration, preservation, historic interpretation, & collections issues involved in restoring the mansion’s antebellum splendor.

Women’s History Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Womens History ImageMarch 8 & March 28
Women’s History Tour at Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion

Join the Mansion on International Women’s Day, Thursday, March 8th or Wednesday, March 28th at 3 pm for a Women’s History Month special tour focusing on not only the women of the Mansion during the time of the governors, but also on women’s roles in the 19th century.

This tour is at the special rate of $8 for adults/seniors, $4 for students. GC faculty, staff, and students are always free. For more information, contact the Mansion at 478-445-4545.

March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots

Milledgeville Main Street’s
March First Friday: Celebrate Our Roots
March 2nd  –  6-8pm  –  downtown Milledgeville

Downtown Milledgeville exudes history, from the historic downtown buildings and the big oak trees, to the antebellum homes and the museums. This “Celebrate our Roots” themed First Friday will be a time to explore Milledgeville’s rich history downtown from 6-8pm.

The First Friday Committee’s partnership with the Convention and Visitors Bureau and the museums will continue to offer FREE trolley rides to the museums for patrons to learn about Milledgeville history.

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:

Enjoy these explorations and more while at First Friday:
-Live Jazz Music

-Live Music by McCook & Martin of Free Lance Ruckus
-Face Painting with Lisa Marie Barry
-Kids’ Activities with Milledgeville Jaycees & Georgia College Chemistry Club
-Trolley Tours to the Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion, Sallie Ellis Davis House & Allied Arts‘ John Marlor House
– History Storytelling with Dr. Bob Wilson
-Poetry Reading Allied Arts

For more information about First Friday or for information on how
to get involved contact the Main Street Office at 478.414.4014 or
email Deana at dthornton@nullmilledgevillega.us.

Milledgeville Main Street wants to especially thank our 2018 First Friday Sponsors:

Magnolia State Bank
Robins Financial Credit Union

Fowler Flemister Concrete, Inc.
Standard Sand & Silica Co.

97 Big FM
Century Bank & Trust
Computer Consultants of Milledgeville
Exchange Bank

Allied Arts
Milledgeville FOG (Fats, Oils & Grease)
Milledgeville Jaycees

Christmas at the Old Governor’s Mansion

November 19 – December 22, 2017
Christmas at the Mansion

The Mansion will be fully decorated and open for Christmas tours beginning Sunday, November 19, 2017. The Mansion will be closed for Thanksgiving November 23-27.

Be sure not to miss this historic, splendid display at one of the most wonderful times of the year!

Georgia College Alumni Weekend

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November 3-4
Georgia College Alumni Weekend

SAVE THE DATE for a great weekend with alumni & friends at Georgia College’s Alumni Weekend

Some of the events include:
50th Class Reunion Dinner
55th Class Reunion
All Class Picnic
Alumni Awards Dinner
Campus Tours
History of Georgia College
Old Governor’s Mansion Tours

*Events may be subject to change. Get full details here.

GC Natural History Museum: Fossil ID Night

Fossil ID Night Linked ImageOctober 11
Fossil ID Night at
Georgia College’s Natural History Museum

You are invited to Georgia College Natural History Museum’s “National Fossil Day” Fossil ID Night on October 11, 2017, from 6-8pm, including a presentation featuring the Fossil Mammals of Georgia by Dr. Al Mead.



African American History Trolley Tour

February 12: 2-4pm
February 26: 2-4pm
African American
Historic Trolley Tour

The Milledgeville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau will be offering free African-American historic Trolley tours on Sunday, February 7th and 28th from 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
These free tours will leave from the CVB office at 200 West Hancock Street (across from the old Courthouse) and is first come-first served. For more information, contact the CVB at 478-452-4687.

GA History Fest: Super Museum Sunday

February 5
Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday


Experience Georgia’s rich history and cultural life at these historic sites, free & open to the public for an opportunity to experience history in your own back yard. The participating sites are listed below.


Andalusia Farm

Visit the Milledgeville home of Flannery O’Connor where visitors may tour the home and the grounds that inspired the work of one of America’s most influential fiction writers.



Old Governor’s Mansion
Tour one of the finest examples of High Greek Revival architecture in the nation. With its stately columns and imposing facade, it served as the residence for Georgia’s chief executives for over 30 years spanning the antebellum, Civil War & early Reconstruction phases of GA history.

Old Capital Museum: Last Look, First Glance

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Old Capital Museum: Last Look, First Glimpse

Visit Georgia’s Old Capital Museum for a Last Look at the museum’s current exhibits and First Glimpse of plans for The Depot: History and Culture in Central Georgia. Members of the Museum Board of Trustees will be on hand to hear stories of the museum’s 16-year history in the Old Capitol Building and to share future plans for The Depot at CSH. The museum will close its doors to the public for the last time after this event in preparation for the relocation.

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105 E Hancock Street
Milledgeville, GA 31061

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