Historic Heartland / Athens

Peabody Media Awards Gallery

300 S. Hull St.
Athens, GA 30602

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  • Bill Clinton with John Stewart on The Daily Show

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  • Peabody Archives Display

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Did you know? The Peabody Awards, the highest award given in broadcast media, is administered by the University of Georgia. Since 1940, the Peabody Award has steadily grown from being the "Pulitzer Prize for Radio" to recognizing excellence in a wide range of electronic media. The Peabody Galleries feature fascinating, interactive displays commemorating and celebrating the best of broadcasting over the past seven decades. Visitors can see memorabilia from their favorite recent television shows as well as past winners. A real gem for Georgia heritage buffs are the newsfilm archives and "city films" dating back to the 1940s.

There are radio transcription discs, audiotape, audiocassettes, 16mm kinescopes and prints, 2" videoreels, videocassettes, websites, and objects associated with the collection. Reference, or "user" copies, are available for much of the collection for use in the University of Georgia Libraries Media Department or at the Special Collections Library, located at 300 S. Hull St., Athens Ga. The Peabody Awards Collection includes more than 40,000 entries.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Admission Free

    Facility Amenities

    Parking on Site

    Public Restrooms

    Self-guided Tours

    General Information


    Free Admission

    Handicapped Accessible

    Open Year 'Round

    Special Tags


    Suitable for Ages

    Adults (18+)

    Adults (21+)

    All Ages

    Seniors (55+)

    Teens (13-18)