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!
Escape the Ordinary!
Learn about Newnan and the recently published book “Newnan, Images of America” with author Jeff Bishop, who is also executive director of Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, at a program 6:30 p.m. Thurs., June 11 in the Central Library meeting room.
You know Newnan now, but wait until you see what it looked like way back when! Bishop will share photos from both then and now. Appropriate for teens and adults. Registration requested. Sign up at the Adult Services Desk.
Central Library is at 85 Literary Lane in eastern Coweta. Call 770-683-2052 for information and directions.
Quilting workshops for children
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society presents: QUILTING FOR KIDS, a summer camp
Ages: 8 to 13, boys and girls
Dates: June 22-26
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (3 hours each class)
Cost: $75.00 (includes materials for projects)
Location: Newnan Historical Society’s McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., Newnan
Class size limited to 6 students
Projects to be completed: Drawstring bag/backpack … Pillow case … Small rail fence quilt project
Supplies to bring to class: sewing machine in good working order w/operating manual; scissors; note book and pencils;
To register or questions: 770-251-0207 / email@example.com
Join the new NCHS Scrapbooking club
Join the fun with the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society every third Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. at McRitchie-Hollis Museum to preserve your family history in fun scrapbooks.
The next session of Scraptacular will be 10:30 a.m. June 17.
“Bring your unfinished pages, photos, and materials and create lasting memories for future generations,” said Jessie Merrell, the newest employee of the historical society, and a scrapbooking expert.
Don’t do paper scrapbooking? Bring your laptop to try digital scrapbooking while still enjoying the fun! Jessie Merrell who has over 10 years’ experience in scrapbooking both paper and digitally.
Bring your gear and let’s get cropping!” said Merrell.
Participants enjoy our first Scraptacular event at McRitchie-Hollis Museum today. Mark your calendars for the scrapbooking sessions each third Wednesday. The next is May 20.
From left, Amy Mapel, Executive Director Jeff Bishop, Michele Wade and srapbooking session leader our Curation Specialist Jessie Merrell.
Jessie Merrell is a soon to be graduate from the University of West Georgia with degrees in History and English Literature. She also has an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Gordon College.
“I look forward to using my degree and love of history in my new position with the historical society,” she said, “working with the community, the board, and Jeff Bishop will be exciting and fun and I hope together we can create exciting exhibits and programs.” The scrapbooking venture is one of the first.
Her interest in history began with researching her family history and relating their events to the world around them. That led her to a greater appreciation for the letters, photographs, and other items that helped to tell their stories. She served last summer as the Research and Archives intern for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.
“I hope to be able to preserve the important documents that will help tell the story of Newnan for future generations and to help give insight into what life was like for those before us!” she said.
McRitchie Hollis Museum is a 1937 home restored to elegance of the era and has constantly-changing exhibitions telling stories related to the history of Newnan and Coweta County.
Entry is $5 general admission or $2 for students and senior citizens.
“We have a newly-paved parking lot in the rear of the museum,” said Bishop.