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.
The McRitchie-Hollis & Male Academy Museums are now closed on Sundays & Mondays.
The Male Academy Museum is temporarily closed for renovations.
Please visit the McRitchie-Hollis Museum at the corner of Jackson & Clark Streets.
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!