McRitchie-Hollis Museum

McRitchie-Hollis Museum McRitchie-Hollis Museum is operated by Newnan-Coweta Historical Society. Presents stories of Newnan, Coweta & W. Georgia in a restored gracious 1937 home.
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04/28/2020

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Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
03/17/2020

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

History Worksheet: Tuesday, March 17- Learn about the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day with this history worksheet! Read about the tradition of parades in Coweta County, take a St. Patrick’s Day trivia quiz, then create your own St. Patrick’s Day parade! Post pictures of your parade on our thread! @ McRitchie-Hollis Museum

Art Activity: Monday, March 16 - How do you see yourself as a citizen or Coweta County in 2020? The McRitchie-Hollis Mus...
03/16/2020

Art Activity: Monday, March 16 - How do you see yourself as a citizen or Coweta County in 2020? The McRitchie-Hollis Museum’s latest exhibit explores Coweta County now and then and compares our county in the 1920s and 2020s. One of our favorite galleries is a portrait art display by local students. Contribute to the exhibit by drawing your own portrait and thinking about yourself as a member of today’s community. What is important to you? How does your family describe you? How would you draw your personality? To complete the activity, you need an 8x10 piece of paper and drawing material (paint, crayons, pencil, etc). We will even hang your portrait up in the museum when it’s complete! @ McRitchie-Hollis Museum

Art Activity: Monday, March 16 - How do you see yourself as a citizen or Coweta County in 2020? The McRitchie-Hollis Museum’s latest exhibit explores Coweta County now and then and compares our county in the 1920s and 2020s. One of our favorite galleries is a portrait art display by local students. Contribute to the exhibit by drawing your own portrait and thinking about yourself as a member of today’s community. What is important to you? How does your family describe you? How would you draw your personality? To complete the activity, you need an 8x10 piece of paper and drawing material (paint, crayons, pencil, etc). We will even hang your portrait up in the museum when it’s complete! @ McRitchie-Hollis Museum

03/04/2020
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

We are excited about our Member Appreciation Night on Friday! To prepare for next year, we are taking a look back at 2019 and saying thank you to all our members, sponsors, contributors, and visitors who made last year great!

We are excited about our NCHS Member Appreciation Night on Friday! To prepare for next year, we are taking a look back at 2019 and saying thank you to all our members, sponsors, contributors, and visitors who made last year great!

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
02/17/2020
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

The NCHS February newsletter is now available! In the February 2020 newsletter get a sneak peek of the McRitchie-Hollis Museum upcoming exhibit, save the 2020 calendar of events, and make plans to attend our member appreciation night!

Thank you to our premiere Gold Sponsor Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Tr...
12/30/2019

Thank you to our premiere Gold Sponsor Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Truffles Vein Specialists! Your generous support will help NCHS create enriching exhibits for 2020!
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Truffles Vein Specialists will be opening an office in Downtown Newnan in June 2020! Truffles Vein Specialists provide comprehensive medical and cosmetic vein treatments. Over 90% of treatments are covered by insurance. Truffles Vein Specialists treat you as an individual and provide personalized vein treatment plans based on your symptoms and the results of our highly detailed diagnostic testing. Truffles Vein Specialist clinics are currently located in McDonough and Fayetteville.

Contact Info:
www.trufflesveinspecialists.com
[email protected]

Thank you to our premiere Gold Sponsor Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Truffles Vein Specialists! Your generous support will help NCHS create enriching exhibits for 2020!
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Truffles Vein Specialists will be opening an office in Downtown Newnan in June 2020! Truffles Vein Specialists provide comprehensive medical and cosmetic vein treatments. Over 90% of treatments are covered by insurance. Truffles Vein Specialists treat you as an individual and provide personalized vein treatment plans based on your symptoms and the results of our highly detailed diagnostic testing. Truffles Vein Specialist clinics are currently located in McDonough and Fayetteville.

Contact Info:
www.trufflesveinspecialists.com
[email protected]

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala)- Newnan Kiwanis! Yo...
12/30/2019

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala)- Newnan Kiwanis! Your generous support will help NCHS create traveling trunks for our local schools to enrich history lessons with an interactive experience !
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The Newnan Kiwanis Club was originated by Dr. Thomas Bailey and sponsored by the Atlanta Kiwanis Club in 1925. Every year, the club sponsors the Coweta County Fair and uses proceeds to fund non-profits, projects, and scholarships throughout the city and county.

Contact Info:
(770) 254-2620
www.cowetacountyfair.org
[email protected]

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala)- Newnan Kiwanis! Your generous support will help NCHS create traveling trunks for our local schools to enrich history lessons with an interactive experience !
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The Newnan Kiwanis Club was originated by Dr. Thomas Bailey and sponsored by the Atlanta Kiwanis Club in 1925. Every year, the club sponsors the Coweta County Fair and uses proceeds to fund non-profits, projects, and scholarships throughout the city and county.

Contact Info:
(770) 254-2620
www.cowetacountyfair.org
[email protected]

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Progressi...
12/29/2019

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Progressive Heating, Air and Plumbing! Your generous support will help NCHS provide more community outreach events that promote our town's rich history!
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Progressive Heating, Air, and Plumbing is a team of expert technicians and sales engineers trained in all aspects of sales, service, installation, renovation and replacement of commercial and residential HVAC applications. Progressive can help with any heating and air problem as well as diagnose your whole house and recommend solutions that will provide you and your family with the most energy efficient home possible.

Contact Info:
770-253-2665
www.progressiveac.com
9 Tower Place, Newnan GA 30263

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Progressive Heating, Air and Plumbing! Your generous support will help NCHS provide more community outreach events that promote our town's rich history!
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Progressive Heating, Air, and Plumbing is a team of expert technicians and sales engineers trained in all aspects of sales, service, installation, renovation and replacement of commercial and residential HVAC applications. Progressive can help with any heating and air problem as well as diagnose your whole house and recommend solutions that will provide you and your family with the most energy efficient home possible.

Contact Info:
770-253-2665
www.progressiveac.com
9 Tower Place, Newnan GA 30263

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Welden Fi...
12/27/2019

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Welden Financial! Your generous support will help NCHS provide more educational opportunities for Cowetans of all ages in the upcoming year.

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Welden Financial is a family-owned independent wealth management and financial planning practice based out of Newnan, Georgia. Weldon Financial creates a transparent, independent and ethical partnership, resulting in meaningful and long-term relationships with their clients and the communities in which they live and work.
Contact Info:
770-683-0070
www.weldenfinancial.com
[email protected]
38 Spring Street Newnan, GA 30263

Thank you to one of our Bronze Sponsors of the New Year Newnan: Roaring Into the 20s (NCHS Fundraising Gala) - Welden Financial! Your generous support will help NCHS provide more educational opportunities for Cowetans of all ages in the upcoming year.

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Welden Financial is a family-owned independent wealth management and financial planning practice based out of Newnan, Georgia. Weldon Financial creates a transparent, independent and ethical partnership, resulting in meaningful and long-term relationships with their clients and the communities in which they live and work.
Contact Info:
770-683-0070
www.weldenfinancial.com
[email protected]
38 Spring Street Newnan, GA 30263

You could learn to dance by reading Tousey & Small’s 1878 publication, or you could come to NCHS’ swing dancing class to...
12/20/2019

You could learn to dance by reading Tousey & Small’s 1878 publication, or you could come to NCHS’ swing dancing class tomorrow at 10am! Classes held at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum in preparation for our New Years’ Eve Gala.

https://www.facebook.com/events/495300191094261/
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Artifact available through Library of Congress Website- Number ca05001770

You could learn to dance by reading Tousey & Small’s 1878 publication, or you could come to NCHS’ swing dancing class tomorrow at 10am! Classes held at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum in preparation for our New Years’ Eve Gala.

https://www.facebook.com/events/495300191094261/
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Artifact available through Library of Congress Website- Number ca05001770

We are excited about the @davidboydjrfineart raffle benefitting the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society! Raffle tickets on ...
12/18/2019

We are excited about the @davidboydjrfineart raffle benefitting the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society! Raffle tickets on sale now at https://davidboydjr.com/events, and the winner will be announced at our NYE Gala!

Posted @withrepost • @davidboydjrfineart The Newnan Historical Society will be raffling off this painting of mine on New Years Eve. The painting is an original 16x20 oil painting of Newnan Thompson- Carnegie Alley at daybreak. The painting is valued at $1800 and the proceeds will go to benefit the Newnan Coweta Historical Society. The reserve is set at $1800.

How it works:

Everyone is eligible to have a chance at winning the painting... click on the link in my bio and buy as many as you like. We will add your name for each $10 ticket.

Enter as many times as you like and boost your chances at winning!

You do not have to be present to win, however, tickets will be sold the night of the Gala and those names will be added to the drawing. At the end of the night a name will be drawn from from all entries. If the winner is not present, the painting will be shipped to the winner free of charge.

If you are not attending the gala on December 31st, tickets must be purchased by midnight on the 30th.
@nc_hist_society

We are excited about the @davidboydjrfineart raffle benefitting the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society! Raffle tickets on sale now at https://davidboydjr.com/events, and the winner will be announced at our NYE Gala!

Posted @withrepost • @davidboydjrfineart The Newnan Historical Society will be raffling off this painting of mine on New Years Eve. The painting is an original 16x20 oil painting of Newnan Thompson- Carnegie Alley at daybreak. The painting is valued at $1800 and the proceeds will go to benefit the Newnan Coweta Historical Society. The reserve is set at $1800.

How it works:

Everyone is eligible to have a chance at winning the painting... click on the link in my bio and buy as many as you like. We will add your name for each $10 ticket.

Enter as many times as you like and boost your chances at winning!

You do not have to be present to win, however, tickets will be sold the night of the Gala and those names will be added to the drawing. At the end of the night a name will be drawn from from all entries. If the winner is not present, the painting will be shipped to the winner free of charge.

If you are not attending the gala on December 31st, tickets must be purchased by minding on the 30th.
@nc_hist_society

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
12/17/2019
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

There are two weeks left in the year, and we have a goal to enter 2020 with 100 new NCHS members! We rely on members to help us grow and expand our programming, and membership dues go directly into supporting NCHS' mission of preservation and education. End the year by supporting your local historical society and help make 2020 our best year yet! Membership comes with several benefits and lasts one year from donation date.

See our website for more info on membership levels, benefits, and payment options.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
12/14/2019

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

Night at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum! #newnanchristmasparade19

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
12/14/2019

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

We are excited for tonight’s Downtown Parade, but we need all day to prep! The McRitchie-Hollis Museum is closed to tours today due to parade preparations and will resume normal tour operations on Tuesday at 10am. See you tonight!

The McRitchie-Hollis Museum is busy getting ready for tomorrow's 2019 City of Newnan Christmas Parade! Did you know that...
12/13/2019
Winters Media aka The Coweta Shopper

The McRitchie-Hollis Museum is busy getting ready for tomorrow's 2019 City of Newnan Christmas Parade! Did you know that Newnan has a history of holiday traditions that spans over a century? Read about the beginning of our community's holiday parade tradition in this month's Paper

NEWNAN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS STARTED IN 1900 ... Emily Kimbell of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society wrote in her monthly column that this Saturday's Newnan Christmas Parade and downtown holiday traditions have been part of the local community for over a century.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society
12/05/2019

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society

Waiting for Santa! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the McRitchie-Hollis Museum for our Cookies & Milk with Santa Holiday Open House! Bring your camera for a photo opportunity. 🎅🏼🤶🏻🍪🥛


*For more information about the event visit: https://facebook.com/events/570510843706874/?ti=icl

11/13/2019
City of Newnan (Government)

City of Newnan (Government)

We're excited to share our city's new promo video filled with familiar faces, places and spaces of the city we all know and love! Share your comments and thoughts below.

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society to award $10,000 Scholarship
11/06/2019
Newnan-Coweta Historical Society to award $10,000 Scholarship

Newnan-Coweta Historical Society to award $10,000 Scholarship

For the third consecutive year, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a Coweta County student intending to pursue a college education with a history or history-related major or minor.

For the third consecutive year, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a ...
11/05/2019

For the third consecutive year, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a Coweta County student intending to pursue a college education with a history or history-related major or minor. Applications are now open until February 28, 2020. Interested applications can find more information at our website: http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com/nchs-scholarship/

For the third consecutive year, the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society (NCHS) will be awarding a $10,000 scholarship to a Coweta County student intending to pursue a college education with a history or history-related major or minor. Applications are now open until February 28, 2020. Interested applications can find more information at our website: http://newnancowetahistoricalsociety.com/nchs-scholarship/

Ghosts aren’t afraid of rain! Due to impending inclement weather, the fall festival portion of today’s activities have b...
10/26/2019

Ghosts aren’t afraid of rain! Due to impending inclement weather, the fall festival portion of today’s activities have been canceled, BUT the McRicthie Haunted Mansion will occur as planned from 4-7 ($5 entry for anyone over 5 years old). Park at the museum parking on Clark Street or at the UWG Newnan Campus. Due to how the mansion is set up, please use restrooms before attending as they will be unavailable during the tour.

Ghosts aren’t afraid of rain! Due to impending inclement weather, the fall festival portion of today’s activities have been canceled, BUT the McRicthie Haunted Mansion will occur as planned from 4-7 ($5 entry for anyone over 5 years old). Park at the museum parking on Clark Street or at the UWG Newnan Campus. Due to how the mansion is set up, please use restrooms before attending as they will be unavailable during the tour.

We can't get enough of Mayhayley Lancaster! Director Emily Kimbell gives a brief history of the incomparable woman in th...
10/17/2019
Winters Media aka The Coweta Shopper

We can't get enough of Mayhayley Lancaster! Director Emily Kimbell gives a brief history of the incomparable woman in this month's The Paper. Learn even more about Mayhayley and her longstanding impact at NCHS' history booth at the Alternative Healing Expo: Tribute to Mayhayley Lancasternext Thursday from 11am to 6pm.

REMEMBERING MAYHAYLEY LANCASTER ...“A dollar for me and a dime for my dogs.” This might read as a nonsensical phrase to some but for others, the phrase holds meaning, representing a connection to Amanda Mayhayley Lancaster — a multi-talented woman known for her psychic abilities. Emily Kimbell, the director of the Newnan-Coweta Historical Society, takes a brief look back at the life of Mayhaley Lancaster as a medium, lawyer, businesswoman and politician.

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74 Jackson St
Newnan, GA
30263

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Monday 10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 12:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:30
Friday 09:00 - 16:30

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I was able to tour the museum last week. It is a beautiful home that is decorated in the period and there is a wealth of history contained in each room. A must see in Newnan!