Editorial

After more than a year of virtual exhibits due to the pandemic, many museums are reopening. This weekend celebrates that milestone. 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.

Don’t miss out our this opportunity to get out and take in some sites for the what is likely the first time in a long time. 

Locally, the Old Governor’s Mansion, Andalusia and the Sallie Davis House will offer free tours from 2 to 4 p.m. 

All of the participating sites have COVID guidelines in place. 

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 venture 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 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.

If local residents don’t take the time to support local museums, programs and exhibitions, then they can’t expect others to do the same. 

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