Programs/Events

FALL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!!

LIFE’S SIMPLE PLEASURES FALL 2017 IS NOW OPEN!

Share what brings you joy and happiness by entering the Fall Simple Pleasures Photography Competition.

A Simple Pleasure is defined as a work from life’s little joys which includes a human and/or animal connection which conveys a feeling of pleasure via a family friendly, uplifting images (no nudity). 

DEADLINE IS AUGUST 4, 2017 BY 11:59 P.M.

For entry details go to http://www.simplepleasuresfoto.com/CallforEntries.html

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Embroidery class starts Aug. 5 at McRitchie-Hollis

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An embroidery class will be offered in two sessions Aug. 5 and 12 at McRitchie-Hollis Museum. Teaching is Beverly Williams, of Artisans Heritage Guild, who has been doing embroidery demonstrations at the museum Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m. that started in July.
The embroidery classs sessions will be one and a half hours each on Aug. 5 and 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. She will be repeating the class Tuesday afternoons Aug. 15 and 22 from 3-4:30 p.m. after her regular Tuesday afternoon embroidery demonstration.
Joining Williams in the demonstrations of crafts popular in the 1930s and ‘40s when the Peniston-Thomasson House at 74 Jackson St. was new is Deborah Hennig. Ms. Hennig is demonstrating quilting.

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Planned/Upcoming (Subject to Change):
  • Newnan’s legendary Possum Suppers –  From a famous dinner given in Newnan during the campaign of Georgia Governor William Yates Atkinson (complete with a wildlife scene featuring live opossums) to the legendary Possum Suppers attended by Newnan businessmen and civic leaders into the 1950s, NCHS will be celebrating this North American marsupial with a special exhibition planned for August. We may even present our own “Possum Supper.” Stay tuned for details.
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  • 45 Years, 45 Objects –  In Fall 2017 NCHS will be celebrating a big anniversary with a special exhibition telling Coweta County history through objects. We plan to show 45 objects, either from our collection or loaned for this exhibition. If you have an idea of an object you would like to see displayed, call us at 770-251-0207 or send an email to executive@newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com .

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 is at 74 Jackson St., just north of downtown Newnan. There is ample free parking behind the museum off Clark Street. 

For more information stop by the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society’s offices at McRitchie-Hollis at 74 Jackson Street, Newnan, 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.