Hats and poetry to celebrate new exhibition at McRitchie-Hollis

Come celebrate the new exhibition of hats at McRitchie-Hollis Museum with a program 7 p.m. April 27 in honor of Lynn Smith’s hat collection and April as National Poetry Month!

Area poets and writers have shared pieces inspired by hats. Admission is free. Light refreshments. The museum is at 74 Jackson St., Newnan, with ample parking in the rear off Clark Street.

Details: 770-251-0207.


Examples from Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Spring 2017

Examples from Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Spring 2017

Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show Awards Reception April 29

Join Newnan-Coweta Historical Society as we celebrate the photographers whose work is juried into the current spring exhibition: Simple Pleasures: The Nature Show.

The reception is 3 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, when admission will be free. Enjoy refreshments and meet these talented photographers. See images including close-ups of nature’s beauty, landscapes and wildlife. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded along with People’s Choice.

During April, until the awards presentation, visitors to McRitchie-Hollis are invited to vote on their favorite photos for the People’s Choice award.

For more information on how to enter the fall show featuring all sorts of simple pleasures call the NCHS office at McRitchie-Hollis Museum, 74 Jackson St., Newnan, 770-251-0207.


Planned/Upcoming (Subject to Change):
  • 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.