Our Mission: The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society interprets and preserves the historical, cultural and architectural heritage of Coweta County through its programs, exhibitions and collections while serving, engaging and educating the diverse communities of Coweta County and the surrounding region.
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We Want to Dance With You this New Year's Eve!
The Palmette Ball- A New Year’s Eve Gala
East Broad Street
December 31st 2013
7 pm-1 am
Ring in the New Year this New Year's Eve at a formal gala at the Depot! This event is our annual fundraiser for the general operating fund for NCHS, as well as a children's interactive museum! A champagne toast counting down to the New Year will cap off our festivities for the night.
The black tie event will be filled with live music, food, drink, and much more. Tickets include heavy hors d'oeuvres throughout the night, live music and dancing, premium liquors, and champagne and wine.
The Palmette: As renovation began on the McRitchie-Hollis museum, a reoccurring architectural motif became apparent throughout the interior and exterior of the 1937 home. This ornamental motif was found to be the "palmette". This has become the logo for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society.
Tickets: Museum Member Prices- $65/person or $110/couple. Non-Member Prices- $75/person or $130/couple. Call 770-251-0207 for additional details or to purchase tickets!
Explore this newly renovated 1937 home and experience what life was like during the Great Depression and World War II in the South.Thanks to the generous donation of Mr. Edgar B. Hollis, visitors will explore original furnishings from the Hollis estate and a brand new exhibit focusing on World War II in Newnan.
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The McRitchie-Hollis Museum
Elegance and southern tradition abound in this historic home. Landscaped lawns and a private courtyard provide the ultimate setting for your next special occasion. This 1937 mansion is perfect for weddings, corporate events, parties, rehearsal dinners, fundraisers, birthdays, graduation celebrations and other special occasions.
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WORLD WAR II PROGRAM ON AUGUST 17TH!
WELCOME TO THE NEWNAN-COWETA HISTORICAL SOCIETY!
Please stop by our office, located at the Male Academy Museum, if you would like to learn more, join our membership, or get involved in our exciting volunteer and internship program! Our office is open Tuesday-Saturday, so please give us a call!
THE FOUNDING OF THE NEWNAN-COWETA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
A HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION
The statement below was written in 1971 when the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society was founded. We invite you to join us in our continued endeavor to preserve the History and Heritage of Newnan and Coweta County, Georgia.
The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society was organized for the following purposes:
"To promote interest in the historical background and heritage of Newnan and Coweta County, Georgia, and to develop this historical background and heritage to the cultural, economic and social advantages for the entire county.
To disseminate information and ideas that will facilitate and encourage the development of the historical significance of Newnan and Coweta County, and to that end, promote the progress and improvement of the civic, cultural and educational life of the community; to foster the interchange of thought and ideas among its members and the public having to do with the historical significance of Newnan and Coweta County, Georgia; to provide a medium for the expression of aims and aspirations of the people of Newnan and Coweta County that will reflect the best thinking and planning of the development of the heritage and historical tradition of the life of this area, and provide an agency through which the people of the town and county may voluntarily pool their energies to accomplish an organized and developed establishment for the furtherance of historical values contained and made a part of Newnan and Coweta County , and to all things needful and necessary to accomplish these aims."
WHAT WE ARE WORKING ON NOW
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 open an experiential museum at the McRitchie-Hollis House, build a children's museum, and open a new Visitor's Center. Stayed tuned for more changes and feel free to contact us!