Mansion Series Lectures : The museum continues its popular lecture series with intriguing lectures on regional topics and historical events. All lectures begin at 6 p.m. in the Mansion's Education Building and are free to the public.
In observance of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Old Governor's Mansion has partnered with the Organization of American Historians to bring four nationally renowned scholars to campus for a series of lectures focused on various aspects of the war.
November 12, 2014: Dr. Anne Rubin, "The March to the Sea"
January 26, 2015: Dr. Thavolia Glymph, "Women, Slavery, and the Homefront."
April 22, 2015: Dr. Stephen Berry, "Using Civil War Images in the Classroom."
May 4, 2015: Dr. David Goldfield "In Summation, Making Sense of the Civil War."
Old Governor’s Mansion Marker Dedication: September 24-11AM.
Serving as Georgia’s Executive Mansion from 1839-1868, the Old Governor’s Mansion played a major role in Georgia’s history. The Mansion will receive a new historical marker, erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Georgia College and the Old Governor’s Mansion on Sept. 24. For more information, contact the Old Governor’s Mansion at 478-445-4545.
150th Anniversary of Sherman’s Occupation of the Old Governor’s Mansion Reenactment: November 22 10AM-4PM for Tours-Flag raising reenactments at 11AM and 2PM.
General Sherman and his immediate guard historically held quarters in the Governor’s Mansion during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Marking this historic event, the Mansion will hold a reenactment of Sherman’s capture, complete with the raising of the flag above the Mansion. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Old Governor’s Mansion at 478-445-4545.
Special Exhibition: "Portraits in Gray, A Civil War Photographic Exhibition." March 2-May 22, 2015.
This exhibition will display over seventy images of Civil War Soldiers from the collection of David Wynn Vaughan that were curated by the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw, Georgia. Visitors will have the opportunity to view these images, reflect on their lives and stories, and learn their fates. This will be an experience you do not want to miss!
Homefront and Conflict: A Film Series of the American Civil War.
This film series examines the American Civil War through films depicting various aspects of the conflict and discussion of the impact and accuracy of the images presented on screen. This project is supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly.
February 18, 2015: "Glory"
May 6, 2015: "The Conspirator"
Christmas at the Mansion: November 22-26, December 1-23, 2015. Candlelight Tours will be offered on December 6, 13, and 18 at 6 and 7PM. Click here for pictures from the 2013 Christmas tours.
Music at the Mansion, Saturday, April 25, 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.
Mother's Day Tea and Historic Doll Wedding Reenactment
Saturday, May 9, 2015 2-4 p.m. This event will recreate the historic doll wedding held in 1859 by Mary Virginia Brown, daughter of Governor Joseph E. Brown. A full tea, period games and tour of the Mansion will also be a part of this event. Tickets are $20.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Children. For reservations, please call 478-445-4545.
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.