Historic Heartland / Eatonton

Old School History Museum Civil War Display

Dates : 3/1/14 - 11/30/14
The Plaza Arts Center
305 North Madison Avenue
Eatonton, GA 31024

706-923-1655
  • The circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney


The Old School History Museum will feature a number of new items in its Civil War display beginning in March, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape.

The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend.

A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 2:00PM - 4:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    General Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Bus / Motorcoach Parking on Site, Free Parking, Parking on Site, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Free Admission , Handicapped Accessible

    Group Amenities

    Group-friendly, Motorcoach-friendly

    Near Interstate Highway

    20

    Suitable for Ages

    All Ages

    Type

    Civil War, Free Things to Do, History & Heritage