Current exhibits at McRitchie-Hollis

At the McRitchie-Hollis Museum:

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Nature photography on view

April brings NCHS’s spring photography contest exhibition Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show at McRitchie-Hollis Museum. See a variety of nature photography from close florals to landscapes in this juried show. Through April vote for People’s Choice during your visit to the museum.

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First, second and third place prizes, along with People’s Choice, will be presented at the spring Simple Pleasures Awards Reception 3 p.m. April 29 at McRitchie-Hollis when admission will be free. Enjoy refreshments and meet the photographers whose work has been juried into the spring show. Along with close-ups of nature’s beauty there are images of landscapes and wildlife on display throughout the downstairs.

Regular McRitchie-Hollis Museum admission is $5 adults and $2 students, teachers and seniors 60 and up. Our hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. McRitchie-Hollis Museum is at 74 Jackson St. Ample parking in back with entrance off Clark Street. For more information call 770-251-0207.

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Furnishings from Taylor Glover collection in McRitchie-Hollis dining room.

Furnishings from Taylor Glover collection in McRitchie-Hollis dining room.

New exhbition of 1930s furnishings on view

Throughout McRitchie-Hollis Museum is a recently-acquired collection of 1930s furnishings from a grand home in Florida. The furnishings are a gift of Taylor Glover and family.

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Planned/Upcoming (Subject to Change):
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  • Hats, hats hats! Opening the evening of April 27 with a reception and poetry reading  7 p.m. at McRitchie-Hollis Museum is the extensive ladies’ hat collection of State Rep. Lynn Smith. In connection with National Poetry Month in April, area poets are writing interpretive pieces to accompany the selection from the large (500-piece) collection of hats. The exhibition will be in the upstairs rooms.
  • Also coming May 6 is a “pop-up” exhibition on the Howard Warner School that is opening as a new community center on Savannah Street. The facility served Newnan’s Aftrican-American community and later housed offices for the Coweta County Board of Education. Historical items will be on view at the grand opening. A ribbon cutting will be held at 11 a.m.

For more information stop by McRitchie-Hollis at 74 Jackson Street or call us at 770-251-0207. We keep our web site here at www.newnancowetahistoricalsociety updated, as well as regular posts on our Facebook page.

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McRitchie-Hollis Museum, now the home base for Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, is at the corner of Jackson and Clark Streets just north of downtown Newnan and beside the new University of West Georgia campus. The address is 74 Jackson Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students and seniors.

McRitchie-Hollis Museum also shows architecture and furnishings representing the era of the mid 1930s as part of its permanent collection. For more information call 770-251-0207.

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