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Past Exhibitions and Events at the Sallie Ellis Davis House

Past Events:

Spring 2015:  Sallie Ellis Davis Workshops:

This spring the Davis House presented the two workshops listed below.  We hope to have more in the future! These workshops were designed to engage and challenge anyone who took them. 

Crochet for Beginners:

Ms. Davis loved to crochet and she used the pieces she made to decorate her home. The Davis House would like to share the art of crocheting with a new audience. Georgia College’s own Julia Metzker taught this class. 

Class details: Saturday, February 7 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm at the Sallie Ellis Davis House. Class fee: $15 - this includes all materials. 

African Dance:

This fun class focused on the basics of African dance and was open to all levels of dancers (adults and teens). It was conducted by Kali Dance Studio (http://www.kalidancestudio.com/) here on Georgia College’s campus at the Miller Dance Studio. The class included a demonstration by Kali Dance Studio and then instruction.

Class Details: Saturday, February 28 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at The Miller Dance Studio. Class fee: $20. 

September and October 2014:

Black Women: Achievement Against the Odds

This exhibit was put on in conjunction with Allied Arts.  It showcased the landmark contributions that African American women have made in all fields - such as business, medicine, science, theater, and entertainment among others.  

April 2014

"Prominent Black Educators" - This exhibit was put on in partnership with Allied Arts.  


February 2014

"Mate Masie: What I Hear I Keep" - This exhibit was presented in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia. 


October 2013

"Out to Change the World: The Life and Works of John Oliver Killens" - This exhibit was presented in partnership with the Harriet Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia.


June 2013

Film Discussion Series -  A series of four films that look at the problems and portrayals of African Americans at work: No Way Our (1950), Bright Road (1953), Imitation of Life (1959) and Nothing but a Man (1964). 


April 2013

Gourd Art Class - Carol Babb of Folks Art Gallery conducted this session.

Poetic Notions Conference – Poems as Primary Sources: Teaching History Through Literature.

Georgia Trust Preservation Conference


 March 2013:

“Meaning of American Freedom: The Emancipation Proclamation at 150” - Lecture by Dr. Mark Huddle

“Irish Immigrants in the American South”- Lecture by Mauriel Joslyn

“What do Tweets and Likes Have to do with Poetry?” - Lecture by Christopher K.P. Brown.


February 2013:

“Showing the Way: National Black Leaders from Macon, 1824-1933” - A traveling exhibition in partnership with The Tubman Museum in Macon, Georgia.

Stories Through Art  - A Workshop in association with Digital Bridges.

The Making of Lye Soap, a Southern Tradition - A demonstration workshop about the process of creating lye soap and the soap’s many uses.




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