McRitchie-Hollis Museum

Over the years we have sought to bring educational and interactive programming to the community and we ask that you join with us in supporting this endeavor. We believe that museums can be exciting places for persons of every age and background. NCHS continues to develop ever-changing exhibits telling the story of Newnan and Coweta County and the West Georgia Region at our McRitchie-Hollis Museum and the Historic Newnan Train Depot. Stayed tuned for more on programs and events, and feel free to contact us at executivedirector@newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com or write to Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, P.O. Box 1001, Newnan, GA 30264.

And keep up with events on our Facebook page!

Consider helping us continue our mission through membership via our online gift shop or a tax-deductible donation.


Robert Burns Supper and Ceilidh 2017

Tickets for Jan. 27 celebration of the Bard on Eventbrite.com

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The world celebrates the Bard of Ayr, Robert Burns, during his birth month of January and there is celebrating in Newnan as well! The 3rd Annual Newnan Burns Supper is January 27, 2017.

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, the Newnan Cultural Arts Commission, and the Order of the Tartan are joining forces to commemorate Newnan’s special relationship with “Sister City,” Ayr, Scotland.

Crolina Ceili

Carolina Ceili will provide live music for the Newnan Burns Supper 2017.


Dancing at Newnan Burns Supper 2016.

On Jan. 27 at 7:00 PM, enjoy a traditional Burns Supper and Ceilidh (Scottish folk dance and music), with Scottish fare, bagpipes, storytelling, dancing, a sword demonstration and more at the Historic Train Depot.

Live music provided by the lively Scottish dance band Carolina Ceili. Wear your Scottish plaid tartan or semi-formal attire. Get your tickets at eventbrite.com or click this link:

Online ticket sales close 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25. For more information and late ticket availability for the Friday dinner call the McRitchie-Hollis Museum office at 770-251-0207.


Call for Entries:

Spring 2017 Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Photography Contest Now Open

Gather your photos! Entry is open for Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s spring 2017 Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show photography contest. Go to www.simplepleasuresfoto.com for full details. An entry form is provided for download below.





Consider a contribution or membership to NCHS

Consider being a member of Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Get our email newsletters and keep in touch with what’s going on.

A student/teacher/senior membership is only $25 annually. Individual is $50 and a family membership $75. There are donor levels for supporters and an opportunity to help with our Capital Improvement Fund — all tax deductible.

Members get free admission to our museums and a 10 percent discount on gift shop items. Just download the membership card, fill out with your address, phone and email (so we can send newsletters) and send with your check to NCHS, P.O. Box 1001, Newnan, GA 30264.
Thank you!




Planned/Upcoming (Subject to Change):

  • Late December/Early January – “The Founder,” a mini-exhibit celebrating the opening of the movie about the McDonald’s founder filmed partially in Newnan., at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Film opening has been moved to wide release January 20, 2017.the-founder-poster

  • The art of Newnan painter David Boyd Jr. Exhibition opens Jan. 31.

  • February exhibition on the Howard Warner School that is opening as a new community center on Savannah Street. The facility served Newnan’s Aftrican-American community and later housed offices for the Coweta County Board of Education.

For more information stop by McRitchie-Hollis at 74 Jackson Street or call us at 770-251-0207. We keep our web site here at www.newnancowetahistoricalsociety updated, as well as regular posts on our Facebook page.


McRitchie Hollis Museum, the new home base for Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, is a 1937 home restored to elegance of the era. The museum has constantly-changing exhibitions of decorative arts and telling stories related to the history of Newnan and Coweta County and the West Georgia Region.
Entry/tours –  $5 general admission or $2 for students and senior citizens. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10-noon and 1-3. The museum is located just north of downtown Newnan at 74 Jackson St., beside the new University of West Georgia – Newnan campus. There is plenty of parking in the lot behind the museum, with the driveway entrance off Clark Street.
Our Civil War collection is housed at the Historic Newnan Train Depot, 60 E. Broad St., which is rented for events and is open for tours by appointment. See artifacts, a series of paintings by Newnan artist Martin Pate depicting events surrounding the Battle of Brown’s Mill which took place south of Newnan, as well as information on Newnan and Coweta County’s development from pioneer days to the present. For details on rentals or tours, call 770-251-0207.