Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday is this weekend, with many museums across the state marking the event with free tours and COVID-safe activities.
This event aims to allow visitors to learn about historic sites, museums and cultural institutions in their community and our state.
Super Museum Sunday is part of the annual Georgia History Festival, the statewide K-12 educational event sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society.
Don’t miss this opportunity to visit some sites and soak up the history and arts.
After more than two years of the ongoing pandemic, many educational activities have been all but forgotten due to COVID-19. This is yet another terribly unfortunate residual impact of the pandemic, and it directly affects young people, limiting their exploration of history, arts and sciences outside of the classroom. This weekend is an opportunity to make up for some lost time.
Participating sites have COVID guidelines in place.
Free tours of the Sallie Ellis Davis home in Andalucia, the former Georgia Governor’s mansion, will be offered at the start of each hour from 2-4 p.m. And don’t forget the Wild Prism Art exhibit at Milledgeville Allied Arts until February 11th.
There are plenty of local options not just for this Sunday, but throughout the rest of the year.
This year’s event is particularly significant given all that has happened and affected us all in the midst of the ongoing pandemic. The arts have been particularly affected and we count this as our loss. This weekend reminds us all how lucky we are to have the historic sites and museums we have here locally. These local collections and exhibits are huge resources for local students and educators, and they provide quite an entertaining adventure for families to spend the day. Local residents who have never ventured to one of these sites may very well be surprised by their vast collections. The Old Georgia Capital Museum provides an in-depth look at not only the history of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, but also our state, with details of life in the early stages of Georgia, and the Former Governor’s Mansion and its rich Greek Revival architecture reveal much about life when Milledgeville was our state’s capital. The Sallie Davis House sheds light on aspects of local history that many have probably never seen or heard of before. There’s also the Georgia College Museum of Natural History, Andalucia, and The Depot Heritage Center, among others.
There is so much to see and so much history to take in. This Sunday, everything is free. Support these local museums and the local history they defend and preserve.