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Mansion Named as an Affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution

The Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College has been named a Smithsonian affiliate, becoming the ninth in the state and the first in central Georgia to receive this recognition.

University and Smithsonian officials made the announcement and celebrated the new affiliation Friday, Jan. 9. at the Old Governor’s Mansion.

Mansion Welcomes New Curator
The Old Governor's Mansion is pleased to welcome new Curator, Molly Randolph to our staff.   Molly joins the Mansion staff from the United States Capital Building Visitor's Center.   She will begin her new role on September 30, 2013.

Mansion Welcomes New Director
The Old Governor's Mansion is pleased to announce that former Curator Matthew S. Davis has been promoted to become the new Director of the Old Governor's Mansion.   Davis will begin his new role on July 1, 2013.

Mansion Host Special Exhibit on  Lincoln, the Constitution, and the Civil War.
The Old Governor's Mansion recently hosted a special exhibition on President Lincoln.  Read here for more information.

Mansion to appear on WSB-TV's Hidden Georgia Treasures
The Old Governor's Mansion is proud to announce that it will be featured on Hidden Georgia Treasures on December 20, 2013.  Read here for more information on this story.

Mansion Honors Service Members
The Old Governor's Mansion salutes active duty military personnel and their families through the 2012 Blue Star Museums ProgramRead here for more information on this story.

Old Governor's Mansion earns AAM Accreditation                     
The Old Governor's Mansion was accreditation by the American Association of MuseumsThe accreditation affirms that the museum meets national standards and best practices for museums within the United States.  Read here for more information on this story.

Davis Named as the "Professional of the Year"
Mansion Curator Matt Davis was named the 2011 Museum Professional of the Year by the Georgia Association for Museums and Galleries.  Read here for more information on this story.

Cobb Family Artifacts Return to Mansion
Personal Items belonging to Governor Howell Cobb found their way home to the Old Governor's Mansion.  Read here for more information on this story.                                              

Mansion Acquires Civil War Painting                                  
A 150-year-old portrait of Georgia’s Civil War Governor. Joseph Brown now joins his wife’s portrait in the Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College. Read here for more information.

March to the Sea marker dedication
The March to the Sea Civil War Heritage Trails interpretive marker will be the first of three to be erected in Milledgeville. Click here to read the press release.

Mansion receives additional honors
Old Governor's Mansion recipient of Georgia Historical Society awards. Click here to read the press release.



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