The Georgia History Festival’s Super Museum Sunday is this weekend, with many museums across the state marking the event with free tours and COVID-safe activities. 

This event aims to allow visitors the opportunity to get reacquainted with the historic sites, museums, and cultural institutions in their community and around our state.

Super Museum Sunday is part of the annual Georgia History Festival, the statewide K-12 educational event sponsored by the Georgia Historical Society.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to take in some sites and absorb some history and the arts. 

After more than two years of the ongoing pandemic, many educational activities have been all but forgotten due to COVID-19. That’s yet another terribly unfortunate residual impact of the pandemic, and it directly impacts young people, limiting their exploration of history, the arts and sciences outside the classroom. This weekend is an opportunity to make up for some of that lost time. 

Participating sites have COVID guidelines in place. 

Free tours of the Sallie Ellis Davis House, Andalusia, Georgia’s Old Governor’s Mansion will be offered at the top of each hour from 2 to 4 p.m. And don’t forget the Wild Prism Art exhibit at Milledgeville Allied Arts running through Feb. 11. 

There are numerous local options not only for this Sunday but throughout the remainder of the year. 

This year’s event is especially significant given all that has transpired and impacted all of us amid the ongoing pandemic. The arts have particularly been hit hard and we count it as our loss. This weekend reminds us all of how fortunate we are to have the historic sites and museums we have here locally. These local collections and exhibits are tremendous resources for local students and educators and they provide a pretty entertaining adventure for families to spend the day. Local residents who have never ventured to any of these sites may very well be surprised by their expansive collections. Georgia’s Old Capital Museum provides detailed insight on not only the history of Milledgeville and Baldwin County, but our state as well, with details on how life used to be in Georgia’s primitive stages, and the Old Governor’s Mansion and its rich High Greek Revival architecture reveals much about how life was when Milledgeville was our state’s capital. The Sallie Davis House shines a light on aspects of local history that many likely have never seen or heard of before. There's also the Georgia College Natural History Museum, Andalusia and the Heritage Center at The Depot, among others. 

There is so much to see and so much history to take. This Sunday, it’s all for free. Support these local museums and the local history that they champion and preserve.

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