40 Lakeside Way
Newnan, GA 30265-3177
Phone: (770) 252-1236
Fax: (770) 502-8720
Arts & Museums
Visit this historical place which tells the stories about the lifestyle of people during the period of Great Depression and World War 2. The history of McRitchie-Hollis can be traced back to 1939, when it was built. This house features the original furniture from that period and are a result of generous donations by Edgar Hollis.
A must for Civil War enthusiasts, this museum displays a major collection of uniforms, weapons, artifacts, and soldier's personal effects and is widely recognized and acclaimed for its extensive collection of period clothing from the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Many displays on the life and accomplishments of Lewis Grizzard are exhibited at this museum including his many books, photos, battered manual typewriters, souvenirs, and photographs from different stages in the humorist's life.
The Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force is a fully functional World War II aircraft museum that focuses on educating people on the history and aircraft technology of the period. In addition to providing live examples of aircraft, the Air Force puts on regular events that showcase the historical airplanes in flight. In addition to highlighting the best American aircraft used during World War II, the Dixie Wing Commemorative Air Force also presents select aircraft from other countries in an effort to provide a complete educational experience for each of its visitors.
Collections of old-time memorabilia and many other nostalgic treasures are on display at this unique museum that was built in 1867 and is filled with centuries worth of tools, machinery, antique autos, buggies, player pianos, and other curiosities.
This majestic antebellum house and city landmark, built in 1855, is now converted into a historic museum housing a variety of historic exhibits. Passed down through several historic Fayetteville families (which explains the multiple names), the museum features an exhibit of memorabilia from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind, a replica of the first flag made in Fayette County, relics from the Civil War and a garden of native and historically important plants! Self-guided and guided tours available.
ArtWorks on the Square is a so-called "creative village" showcasing photography, painting and fine art as well as hand-crafted jewelry, pottery and sculpture by local artists. The venue also offers regular art classes and camps and rents out 19 fully-equipped studios for local artists, potters and sculptors. Additionally, ArtWorks has recently started selling art supplies for aspiring creatives. Finally, a free BYOB art event called "Vino Van Gogh" is held every second Friday of the month for those of us who have never picked up a paintbrush. Express yourself and stop here today!
Ten minutes south of downtown Atlanta, right in the heart of historic Jonesboro, you'll find the Road to Tara Museum. This one-of-a-kind archive is dedicated to the epic masterpiece Gone With the Wind by Atlanta's favorite author, Margaret Mitchell. Housed in the 1867 train depot adjacent to the Jonesboro Welcome Center, the comprehensive gallery stocks an impressive inventory of Gone With the Wind book and movie memorabilia, including original props, costume reproductions, plate and doll collections, and a photo gallery.
Serving as the headquarters for cultural activity in the area, this center is housed in a lovely 19th century home with Greek architecture and features an art gallery which hosts monthly exhibits. The center also features a small sales gallery which carries arts and crafts by Georgia artists and classes in visual, performing, and literary arts are available.