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. In the next few years we will be embarking on a new and exciting journey as we build a children’s museum and continue developing exhibits at the new McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Stayed tuned for more changes and feel free to contact us!
This old post card view shows McClelland Academy, a Presbyterian-sponsored black school once located on Duncan Street, now Richard Allen Drive, in Newnan. The school operated for some four decades and was the brainchild of the Rev. Benjamin Louie Glenn, a black Presbyterian pastor.
‘Naughty Newnan: From Corsets to Couture’
100 years of lingerie at McRitchie-Hollis Museum
These 1920s lingerie items from her mother’s trousseau — and even a pair of BVDs that belonged to her uncle — are shared by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society member and local historian Elizabeth Beers for the new “Naughty Newnan: From Corsets to Couture” exhibition newly opened at McRitchie-Hollis Museum. The display will be up through May and is a chance for brides of today to see what might have been in the typical trousseau in the days of their grandmothers and great-grandmothers.
Oak Hill Cemetery tour Feb. 28
On Feb. 28 former NCHS President Elizabeth Beers will lead a cemetery tour at 2 p.m. The tour meets at the main entrance. The cost is $15 each. Come find out more about local historic figures and enjoy the beautiful Oak Hill cemetery.
Wadsworth Concert March 7
Reception to follow at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum!