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Upcoming Events

Mansion Series Lectures
The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 478-445-4545 or email Director Matt Davis at matt.davis@gcsu.edu.

Memories of the Mansion: First Lady Sandra Deal, Dr. Catherine Lewis, and Dr. Jennifer Dickey October 20, 2015, 5PM.
Come out to learn more about the history of Georgia's Governor's Mansion through a lecture on the new book, Memories of the Mansion.  This work tells the story of the Georgia's current Governor’s Mansion—what preceded it and how it came to be as well as the stories of the people who have lived and worked here since its opening in 1968.

Special Exhibitions and Programs

Teacher’s Night Out, September 16, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
The Old Governor’s Mansion and Sallie Ellis Davis House will hosts a Teacher’s Night Out for all area educators on Wednesday, September 16th.  All K-12 teachers in Baldwin and surrounding counties are invited to come and learn more about the educational opportunities for school aged students, enjoy a behind the scenes tour and time with colleagues.

 The program will begin with a wine and cheese reception the Old Governor’s Mansion Museum Education Building at 5:30 p.m. followed by Behind the Scenes Tour. For more information contact Shannon Morris, Curator of Education and Public Engagement at 478.445.4545 or by email at shannon.morris@gcsu.edu.

Christmas at the Mansion: November 21-25, December 1-23, 2015. Candlelight Tours will be offered on December 5, 12, and 17 at 6 and 7PM. Click here for pictures from past Christmas tours. For more information, please call Director Matt Davis at 478-445-4545 or by email at matt.davis@gcsu.edu.

Curator’s Talk: Victorian Christmas Traditions: Friday, December 4, 2015, Noon.
Have you ever wondered about the history behind our modern-day Christmas tree or that roast turkey on your dining room table?  Mansion curator Molly Randolph will present a discussion of Victorian Christmas traditions and how this important century birthed our modern ideas about how we celebrate this holiday.  Please join us at noon in the Mansion Education Building for this free lecture. 

Music at the Mansion, Saturday, April 23, 2015, 6 p.m.: In partnership with the Georgia College Department of Music, the Old Governor's Mansion will host a concert featuring various university ensembles. This will be a "picnic pops" event, so bring your food, blanket and enjoy an evening of wonderful music. Donations will be accepted and all proceeds benefit music scholarships and the Old Governor's Mansion.  For more information, please call 478-445-4545 or email Mansion Director Matt Davis at matt.davis@gcsu.edu.

Doll Wedding and High Tea, Saturday, April 16, 2016
The Old Governor’s mansion presents the third annual Doll Wedding and High tea.  Please join us for a reenactment of Mary Virginia Brown’s 1859 doll wedding, where the local Baptist minister married her dolls with pomp and circumstance.  The day will include not only the doll wedding but a chance for attendees to marry their own dolls, enjoy a full high tea, and for the first time witness a maypole dance on the grounds.    Tickets: Adults: $20, Students: $15 and children 2 and under: free.  For reservations please call 478-445-4545 or email molly.randolph@gcsu.edu

Blue Star Museum Program: The Old Governor's Mansion salutes active-duty military personnel and their families by joining with more than 1500 museums across the nation to offer free admission to service members and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Curators Tours: Click here for information on the Mansion's exciting new tour program. (doc)

Labor Behind the Veil: The History of Slaves and Free Persons at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839 - 1868. Click here for more information. (doc)

Collections Tours: Click here (doc) for information on the Mansion's newest specialty tour program, featuring an in-depth look at the processes, methodologies and styles associated with building the museum's extensive collection. 

Women's History Specialty Tour: The Old Governor's Mansion is proud to present "Power Behind the Throne: Women at Georgia's Old Governor's Mansion 1839-1868." This specialty tour is available by appointment only and please read here for more information.

Education Tours: Please contact the mansion office for specialty tours for your school or civic organization.

 

 

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