Beyond Property: Slavery in Coastal Georgia 1650-1865
An exhibit featuring artifacts, stories, and information from a time period in Coastal Georgia that should never be repeated, and never forgotten. See one of only four surviving antebellum cotton gins (c. 1850) in the United States.
Putting Us on the Map: Georgia and its Coastal Plain
Before Google, Waze, and MapQuest the pioneers of mapping marched through woods and swamps with rustic tools to measure the land in great detail. This interactive exhibit showcases artifacts and information on how Georgia and the Coastal Plain were mapped.
The Spanish in Georgia: A Forgotten History
Two hundred years before James Oglethorpe founded Savannah, the Spanish had already begun exploring and settling Georgia. This exhibit displays Spanish artifacts showcasing their exploration of Georgia and the southeastern United States.
From Blues to Pladd Dots: Bulloch County’s Musical Heritage
From Blind Willie McTell’s Statesboro Blues, to Emma Kelly: Lady of 6,000 songs, and culminating with Pladd Dot Music’s unique and locally manufactured guitars and amps, the exhibit showcases local artists and entrepreneurs that helped shaped music throughout the world.
Georgia Southern Museum on Main: Bulloch County Treasures
The inaugural exhibit for the Museum on Main, and the new location of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, this exhibit features various pieces from Bulloch County’s history including furniture, tools, and clothing. The prominent artifact, and mascot for the Museum on Main, is the a 1920s turpentine wagon, originally purchased from W.C. Akins & Sons Hardware on East Main Street.