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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. 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!

‘Gone With the Wind’ speaker at McRitchie-Hollis Jan. 27

The first author speaker for 2015 for the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society is Jennifer W. Dickey, author of  “A Tough Little Patch of History: Gone with the Wind and the Politics of Memory,” published in April 2014. Learn more under the “Programs” tab.

Program on Tuskegee Airmen Feb. 12 at Central Library

Coweta Public Library System’s Central Library will host a special program on The Tuskegee Airmen in celebration of African American History Month on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Dan Haulman, author of “The Tuskegee Airmen, An Illustrated History” will give a presentation on the history and legends of the Red Tails, as they are commonly known. The book, which Haulman co-wrote with Joseph Caver and Jerome Ennels, is unique in that it addresses the contributions of the many support staff in the program, as well as the training and accomplishments of the pilots. Haulman is acquainted with many of the airmen still living and with their stories, and brings their history to life in his presentation.
Authors Caver and Ennels are archivists and Haulman is a historian with the Air Force Historical Research Agency at Maxwell AFB, Montgomery, Alabama, the primary repository for Air Force historical documents.
For more information, call Central Library at 770-683-2052 or visit www.cowetapubliclibrary.org. The program is suitable for both adults and students. Registration is not required.