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Below are lists of festivals, fairs, holiday and special events for the Historic Heartland travel region through 2014. Please call listings contact numbers for more info.
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July
Museum Mix - 7/24/14 at 8pm-12midnight
Come to our free late-night art party and enjoy refreshments, access to all the galleries and DJ Michael Lachowski. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602
Old School History Museum Civil War Display - 7/24 - 11/30/14
The Old School History Museum features a number of new items in its Civil War display, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape. The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Open Sunday at 2-4pm, Monday - Friday at 9am-5pm, and Saturday at 10am-4pm. Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 7/25/14 at 2-4pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society, which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee.

Twilight Time Wagon Ride - 7/25/14 at 6:30-7:30pm & 7:45-8:45pm
Join park staff and volunteers on this quaint tour through the park's history in an old-fashioned wagon. Learn about the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit an old black-smith shop, and possibly see or hear the wildlife that call the park home. Space is limited, pre-registration required. $5 admission per person and $5 parking. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Twilight Night Paddle - 7/25/14 at 7:30-9pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Admission cost is $15 which includes gear, plus $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA
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Firefly Festival - 7/25 - 7/26/14
Bring the kids for a night of fun with stilt walkers, music, bubbles, face painters, inflatables, creative kids crafts and family entertainment park Friday from 7-9pm. $5 admission cost. On Saturday evening, join us as we host a "date night" in the park with a Firefly Twilight Concert. The Sounds Of Motown band will keep the crowd moving from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Come early to claim your favorite spot on the Great Lawn - blankets, chairs, and coolers are welcome on Saturday night. This is a ticketed event; everyone 12 and older pays $5. Tables can be reserved through Madison Main Street at (706) 342-1251 x208. Phone: 706-342-4454 - Address: Madison's Town Park, 218 W. Jefferson St, Madison, GA 30650
Movies in the Briar Patch: Hook - 7/26/14 at 8-11pm
Join us under the Briar Patch stars on the Eatonton Courthouse Lawn for a free viewing of one of our favorite childhood films: Hook!Bring your own chairs or blanket. Movie refreshments available for purchase. Seating begins at 8 p.m. Movie begins at 8:45 p.m. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-749-9150 - Address: Courthouse Lawn, Downtown Eatonton, 100 South Jefferson Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
New Moon Kayak Tour - 7/26/14 at 8:30-10:30pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the nightsounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance. $15 admission and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 7/26/14 at 2-4pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society, which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Ocmulgee's 150th Civil War Event - 7/26/14 at 10am-6pm
Ocmulgee National Monument will be commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Dunlap Hill and the Battle of Walnut Creek. Starting at 10 a.m., we will have living history camps open and remain open until 6 p.m. We will have the Confederate Infantry demonstrations, artillery demonstrations, Union Cavalry demonstrations, and Georgia Militia demonstrations. Handicapped Accessible (Limited) event. Pets are welcome. Free admission and parking. Phone: 478-752-8257 - Address: Ocmulgee National Monument, 1207 Emery Hwy, Macon GA
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Bragg Jam Music, Arts & Kid's Festival - 7/26/14 at 10am-12midnight
Bragg Jam's Arts @ the Park hosts a free daytime event where families are invited to create, perform and play in the heart of the city. The event features art, food and and beverage vendors, live music, community performances and nature-oriented activities. As the sun goes down, Bragg Jam's signature Concert Crawl is already geared up, featuring 56 live music performances at a variety of Macon hotspots, with free trolley service throughout the night. In addition to bars, there are several all-ages performance venues that are smoke-free and family friendly. Admission to the Concert Crawl is $20 for an armband that gets you into each venue. Phone: 478-972-8013 - Address: Stages in Downtown Macon, 2nd St, Macon, GA 31201
Picturing America Film Series: "Modern Times" - 7/31/14 at 7-9pm
Charlie Chaplin's last outing as the Little Tramp puts the iconic character to work as a giddily inept factory employee who becomes smitten with a gorgeous gamine. With its barrage of unforgettable gags and sly commentary on class struggle during the Great Depression, "Modern Times" -- though made almost a decade into the talkie era and containing moments of sound and even song -- is a timeless showcase of Chaplin's untouchable genius as a director of silent comedy. 1936, NR, 87 min. Films are generously sponsored by UGA Parents and Families Association. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Phone: 706-542-4662 - Address: Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602
August
First Friday Concert Series - The Tams - 8/1/14 at 7pm
General admission to the concert is free, just be sure to bring your own lawn chair if you don't reserve a table! VIP tables are available for $150/table (seating for 8), space is limited. Call to make reservations. Phone: 770-266-5331 - Location: Courthouse Lawn, downtown Monroe, GA 30655
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22 & 8/29/14 at 2-4pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society, which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Old School History Museum Civil War Display - 8/1 - 11/30/14
The Old School History Museum features a number of new items in its Civil War display, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape. The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend. A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Hours of Operation are Sunday at 2-4pm, Monday - Friday at 9am-5pm, and Saturday at 10am-4pm. Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
2014 Old Jail Tours - 8/2/14 at 10am-2pm
Explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County for free at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-922-3740 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 8/2/14 at 8:15-9:30pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Free show, $5 parking. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Twilight Night Paddle - 8/2/14 at 7:30-9pm
Watch wading birds and enjoy the setting sun in this peaceful, ranger-led three mile canoe trip to Buck Creek. This program is open to adults and children 6 years or older who are accompanied by an adult. Reservations required. Admission cost is $15 which includes gear, plus $5 parking fee. Phone: 478-993-3053 - Address: High Falls State Park, 76 High Falls Park Dr, Jackson, GA
Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo - 8/2 at 3:30pm & 8/3/14 at 7:30-9:30pm
The nation's only traveling Black Rodeo returns to the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers for a two-day weekend event. Gates open 1-1/2 hours prior to show. Handicapped Accessible event. Tickets are available at Ticket Master or may be purchased from the Conyers Welcome Center. The cost is $17/advance for children ages 2-12 or $20 at the door. The cost for adults is $20/advance or $24 at the door. There is also a $7 per car parking fee. Phone: 678-993-9308 - Address: Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Pkwy, Conyers, GA 30013
Polar Bear Den - 8/5/14 at 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their adult buddies enjoy some great stories, a little art, and a little science. Cost are $5 per child (ages 2 to 5) and adults are free. Phone: 478-477-3232 - Address: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 8/8 & 8/9/14 at 8:30-10:30pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons" during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. Cost is $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 8/9/14 at 9am-1pm
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Classic City BBQ Fest & Tailgate Show - 8/15 - 8/16/14
Enjoy a professional BBQ contest, a backyard BBQ contest, a classic car show, a tailgate tradeshow, live music, a kids zone and much more. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission. Call for times. Phone: 706-208-0900 - Address: The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St, Athens, GA 30601
Paddle Under the Perseids - Meteor Kayak Tour - 8/15-8/16 & 8/22 - 8/23/14
Join a park ranger on this kayak tour of Lake Rutledge as we watch the night sky for the Perseids Meteor Shower. This is considered by many to be the year's best meteor shower because the meteors are often bright and leave long trails. Will meet at the Lake Rutledge boat ramp. Register in advance. Cost is $20 per person and $5 parking fee. Hours are 10-11pm and 11:30pm-12:30am on 8/15, 8/16 & 8/22 and 11:30pm-12:30am on 8/23/14. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
2014 Summer Paddle "Mellow on the Yellow" - 8/16/14 at 10am-2pm
Come out and enjoy a Saturday this summer on the beautiful Yellow River Water Trail. Our Summer Series for 2014 will focus solely on the Newton County portion of the trail. On each paddle we will have volunteers from our local community providing Adopt A Stream info, water quality, river history, water trail development, etc and paddling with you. A great day to enjoy the river, learn more about the habitat and fall in love with a beautiful paddle destination. Admission & Fees are: BYOB - bring your own boat, just include shuttle, lunch & insurance for $20 OR No worries - incl. boat rental, shuttle, lunch & insurance $40. Call for more information. Phone 770-364-0911 - Address: The Yellow River Park, 1109 Main St, Old Train Depot, Porterdale, GA
Quilting Bee at Jarrell Plantation - 8/16/14 at 10am-12noon
Learn to stitch a quilt on the big frame. The Plantation Quilters group will also be displaying their Crazy Quilt squares. Quilt items are available in the gift shop. Phone: 478-986-5172 - Address: Jarrell Plantation Historic Site, 711 Jarrell Plantation Rd., Juliette, GA 31046
2014 Masters Bowling Tournament - 8/22 at 10am-10pm, 8/23 8am-4:30pm & 8/24/14 8am
Join us for the Masters Bowling Opening Ceremony on August 22 at 7-8p.m. at the Museum of Aviation Outdoor Amphitheater. The Special Olympics Georgia 2014 State Masters Bowling Tournament will be held August 22-24, 2014. More than 950 athletes from around Georgia will compete in the Masters Bowling Tournament at the Gold Cup Bowling Center and Robins Lanes in Warner Robins. Cheer on the athletes as they compete and witness first-hand their inspiring accomplishments and the impact of your support. For more information on the Summer Games competition schedule, contact David Crawford david.crawford@specialolympicsga.org or call 229-292-5143. Phone: 478-922-5100 - Location: Golf Cup Bowling / Museum of Aviation, Russell Pkwy/ GA Hwy 247, Warner Robins, GA 31088
New Moon Kayak Tour - 8/23/14 at 8:30-10:30pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the nightsounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance. $15 admission and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Classic City Rollergirls vs. Greenville Derby Dames - 8/23/14 at 7-9pm
The Classic City Rollergirls will host the Greenville Derby Dames at The Classic Center Arena. Come out and support the only flat track roller derby team in the Athens area! General admission tickets are only $12, if purchased in advance. Go to ClassicCenter.com to buy tickets or click on the direct buy ticket link at http://bit.ly/1kYpnh5 - Phone: 706-357-4444 - Address: The Classic Center Arena, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens, GA 30601
Atlanta Audubon Beginners Bird Walk - 8/30/14 at 2-4pm
This field trip is designed for anyone interested in learning more about birds, habitats critical to some species, and organizations like the Audubon Society, which are dedicated to bird conservation. Meet at the Park Office/Trading Post. Donations of bird seed for the park bird feeder are welcome. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
September
Old School History Museum Civil War Display - 9/1 - 11/30/14
The Old School History Museum features a number of new items in its Civil War display, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape. The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend. A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Hours of Operation are Sunday at 2-4pm, Monday - Friday at 9am-5pm, and Saturday at 10am-4pm. Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
Polar Bear Den - 9/2/14 at 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their adult buddies enjoy some great stories, a little art, and a little science. Cost are $5 per child (ages 2 to 5) and adults are free. Phone: 478-477-3232 - Address: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
First Friday Concert Series - The he Swingin' Medallions - 9/5/14 at 7pm
General admission to the concert is free, just be sure to bring your own lawn chair if you don't reserve a table! VIP tables are available for $150/table (seating for 8), space is limited. Call to make reservations. Phone: 770-266-5331 - Location: Courthouse Lawn, downtown Monroe, GA 30655
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 9/5 & 9/6/14 at 8:30-10:30pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons" during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. Cost is $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
2014 Old Jail Tours - 9/6/14 at 10am-2pm
Explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County for free at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-922-3740 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 9/6/14 at 7:15-8:15pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Free show, $5 parking. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
New Moon Kayak Tour - 9/27/14 at 8-10pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the nightsounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance. $15 admission and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
October
Old School History Museum Civil War Display - 10/1 - 11/30/14
The Old School History Museum features a number of new items in its Civil War display, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape. The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend. A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Hours of Operation are Sunday at 2-4pm, Monday - Friday at 9am-5pm, and Saturday at 10am-4pm. Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
2014 Old Jail Tours - 10/4/14 at 10am-2pm
Explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County for free at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-922-3740 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Georgia State Astronomy - Observatory Open House - 10/4/14 at 6:30-7:30pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Free show, $5 parking.

Astronomy Day Night Time Paddle - 10/4/14 at 8-10pm
Georgia State University's Observatory will have an open house monthly. In case of inclement weather, facilities will be open for a tour and slideshow. Large groups need reservations: 404-413-6024. Night sky observations start one-half hour after sunset. Open house lasts all day. Handicapped Accessible event. Free show, $5 parking. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
Polar Bear Den - 10/7/14 at 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their adult buddies enjoy some great stories, a little art, and a little science. Cost are $5 per child (ages 2 to 5) and adults are free. Phone: 478-477-3232 - Address: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Full Moon Kayak Tour - 10/10 & 10/11/14 at 8-10pm
Join a guided tour of Lake Rutledge, and enjoy a peaceful paddle under a bright moon. Listen for night sounds, enjoy the night sky, and learn about the history of Hard Labor Creek State Park. There will be "Super Moons" during the months of July, August and September this summer of 2014. Register in advance. Cost is $15 per person and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
New Moon Kayak Tour - 10/25/14 at 7:30-9:30pm
Lake Rutledge is a great place to enjoy the nightsounds, star-gazing, and a relaxing time on the water. A new moon means that many stars will be visible on the night-time paddle. Register in advance. $15 admission and $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
November
2014 Old Jail Tours - 11/1/14 at 10am-2pm
Explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County for free at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-922-3740 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
Old School History Museum Civil War Display - 11/1 - 11/30/14
The Old School History Museum features a number of new items in its Civil War display, including an 1866 U.S. Government Pardon of an Eatonton Confederate sympathizer with Andrew Johnson and William Seward signatures, Confederate discharge papers of an Eatonton soldier and several 1860s period dresses. Visitors will also be fascinated by a video of a Denham family descendant reading an 1864 family letter that details the destruction of Denhamville, Sherman's reason for coming to Eatonton, and the Denham family's narrow escape. The museum is home to the circa 1840 fish weathervane that once graced the Denham Tannery chimney. In addition, the museum has access to artifacts from several private collections and plans to exhibit some of these rarely seen items during the community's Nov. 20-24, 2014, special celebration weekend. A new self-guiding brochure will be ready for visitors who wish to tour at their leisure and without a docent. Handicapped Accessible event. Free admission and parking. Hours of Operation are Sunday at 2-4pm, Monday - Friday at 9am-5pm, and Saturday at 10am-4pm. Phone: 706-923-1655 - Address: The Plaza Arts Center, 305 N Madison Ave, Eatonton, GA 31024
Polar Bear Den - 11/4/14 at 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their adult buddies enjoy some great stories, a little art, and a little science. Cost are $5 per child (ages 2 to 5) and adults are free. Phone: 478-477-3232 - Address: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
Bike Trails Work and Ride - 11/8/14 at 9am-1pm
Join park staff and volunteers for some time spent working on the bike trail, and a guided trail ride afterward. If you assist with trail work there is no charge for the ride. $5 parking fee. Phone: 706-557-3001 - Address: Hard Labor Creek State Park, 5 Hard Labor Creek Road, Rutledge, GA 30663
December
Polar Bear Den - 12/2/14 at 10:30-11:15am
Toddlers and their adult buddies enjoy some great stories, a little art, and a little science. Cost are $5 per child (ages 2 to 5) and adults are free. Phone: 478-477-3232 - Address: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 4182 Forsyth Road, Macon, GA 31210
2014 Old Jail Tours - 12/6/14 at 10am-2pm
Explore the history of Conyers and Rockdale County for free at the Old Jail Museum. The Old Jail was constructed in 1897 and was used by Rockdale County until 1969. All exterior walls are three bricks thick, and all interior walls are two bricks thick. The floor and ceiling of the second floor area are constructed of steel with six inches of concrete above it. The main floor consisted of the sheriff's office and living quarters for his family. Five Rockdale County Sheriffs' families lived in the building between 1897 and 1969. Free admission and parking. Phone: 770-922-3740 - Address: Old Jail Museum, 967 Milstead Ave., Conyers, GA 30012
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