Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum

Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum Come tour the historic home of Berry College founder, Martha Berry, and the museum built and dedicated to preserve her magnificent legacy.
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Tours are available Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Occastionally we close for special events, so call 706-368-6777 to confirm times.

This #MothersDay, we’re remembering Frances Rhea Berry (1838-1926), Martha Berry’s mother. Stories abound about Fran...
05/12/2019

This #MothersDay, we’re remembering Frances Rhea Berry (1838-1926), Martha Berry’s mother. Stories abound about Frances Rhea’s remarkable character, which is evidenced by the Berry family's history: she had eight children with her husband, Thomas Berry, but also adopted three of her nieces and nephews. Outliving her husband by forty years, Frances Rhea was a key inspiration to Martha Berry throughout Martha’s life, and their relationship only grew stronger over time. Shortly after Frances Rhea passed away, Martha wrote in a letter that she “missed [seeing her] mother’s light burning in her window.” Pictured above is Frances Rhea’s room at Oak Hill, where Martha would have seen that very light. Martha Berry and Berry College certainly would not have been the same without Martha's mother, who was certainly a wonderful woman in her own right--so weare happy to celebrate Frances Rhea’s character and legacy today!

#BerryCollege #MarthaBerry #OakHillMuseum

It’s #WoodturningWednesday—Artist Al Christopher calls this woodturning “Piece of Cake,” but we know it wasn’t...
05/08/2019

It’s #WoodturningWednesday—Artist Al Christopher calls this woodturning “Piece of Cake,” but we know it wasn’t so easy to make Walnut, Persimmon, and Maple wood look so delectable! Come see this woodturning while you still can at The Martha Berry Museum’s #TreetoTreasure exhibition, open through May 25th.

#OakHillMuseum #BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #Woodturning

Oak Hill's grounds are full of hidden treasures. These plaques feature some of Martha Berry's sayings and line a pathway...
05/06/2019

Oak Hill's grounds are full of hidden treasures. These plaques feature some of Martha Berry's sayings and line a pathway just behind The Martha Berry Museum called "The Walkway of Life." Admission to the museum includes access to Oak Hill's grounds, so if you stop by for a visit be sure to take some time to explore the property--you never know what you'll find!

#OakHillMuseum #Trails #MarthaBerry #BerryCollege

The Berry College Class of 2019 is only a few days away from graduating on May 4th! We are always excited to spend gradu...
05/02/2019

The Berry College Class of 2019 is only a few days away from graduating on May 4th! We are always excited to spend graduation day celebrating the hard work of Berry students, so this Saturday, May 4th, Oak Hill will only be open from 1-3p.m. During those hours, guests can enjoy both The Martha Berry Museum and an open house at the Oak Hill home.

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #Graduation #SceneatBerry

Artist Al Christopher’s superb surface work makes this woodturning look like stone that will last forever—but our Tr...
04/29/2019

Artist Al Christopher’s superb surface work makes this woodturning look like stone that will last forever—but our Tree to Treasure exhibition has less than a month left! Come enjoy Christopher’s woodturnings at The Martha Berry Museum, open Monday-Saturday from 10-5, before the exhibition closes on May 25th.

#TreetoTreasure #BerryCollege #SceneatBerry #OakHillMuseum

Today is #InternationalSculptureDay, so we are highlighting one of the most striking artworks at the museum, a marble bu...
04/27/2019

Today is #InternationalSculptureDay, so we are highlighting one of the most striking artworks at the museum, a marble bust of Martha Berry made by renowned Georgian sculptor Steffen Thomas. His daughter, Lisa Thomas Conner, visited the museum last year; we were delighted to talk with her about the sculptor’s work, his legacy, and his connection to Martha Berry. To learn more about the artist, check out the Steffen Thomas Museum of Art at www.steffenthomas.org or come see the sculpture (and even read a poem about it!) at the Martha Berry Museum. Thanks again to Lisa for stopping by!

#OakHillMuseum #ISDay #Sculpture #BerryCollege #steffenthomasmuseum

Talk about bittersweet—graduation means taking your first steps into the future, but it also means some of our student...
04/24/2019

Talk about bittersweet—graduation means taking your first steps into the future, but it also means some of our students are working their last days at Oak Hill! Meet our soon-to-be-graduates: Emily Dover, Connor Dillard, and Maddy Jarvis. All of them have done a fantastic job at Oak Hill this past year and in years before—we just cannot express our gratitude enough. We have been so lucky to have them here, and though we hate to see them go, we wish them all the best!

#OakHillMuseum #BerryCollege #Graduation #Classof2019 #StudentWork

Easter is here, a great time of year to spend with friends and family! In observance of Easter weekend, Oak Hill will be...
04/18/2019

Easter is here, a great time of year to spend with friends and family! In observance of Easter weekend, Oak Hill will be closed from this Friday, April 19th, through Sunday, April 21st. We will reopen with our usual hours on Monday, April 22nd, so enjoy the holiday weekend, and we’ll see you then!

#BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #Easter #GoodFriday

Students are surely busy working on final projects this time of year, but sometimes those essays, presentations, or artw...
04/17/2019

Students are surely busy working on final projects this time of year, but sometimes those essays, presentations, or artworks don't “turn” out like you originally planned! This unique turning began as a regular bowl, but Al decided to deconstruct its form and create this sculptural design instead. We are certainly glad he did! Come enjoy this piece at our #TreetoTreasure exhibition, open at #OakHillMuseum through May 25th; learn more at https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/exhibits/temporary/

#WoodturningWednesday #BerryCollege #SceneatBerry

04/15/2019

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This nearly perfect weather has kept us busy! Many choose to host their private events at Oak Hill this time of year, an...
04/12/2019

This nearly perfect weather has kept us busy! Many choose to host their private events at Oak Hill this time of year, and sometimes this effects our schedule; tomorrow, April 13th, Oak Hill is closing early to accommodate a private event. The last tour of the day will be at 1 pm, and the museum and grounds will close to the public at 2 pm. If you are interested in hosting an event at Oak Hill, call us at 706-368-6789 to learn more about what we offer!

#OakHillEvents #OakHillMuseum

Meet Sam, another one of our fantastic student workers! Sam is a sophomore history major who has been involved at Oak Hi...
04/10/2019

Meet Sam, another one of our fantastic student workers! Sam is a sophomore history major who has been involved at Oak Hill since before he came to Berry; he used to work as a docent, but now works in our curatorial department (and does a great job, might we add). Fun fact: he plays the alto saxophone with the Berry Jazz Ensemble—can anyone say #multitalented?

#StudentWork #OakHillMuseum #BerryCollege

Are you as ready for graduation as this strapping young lad? With only a few weeks left until the big day, we remember t...
04/06/2019

Are you as ready for graduation as this strapping young lad? With only a few weeks left until the big day, we remember the Berry Schools' first graduate, Clayton Henson. He graduated from the Berry Boy’s Industrial School in 1904--115 years ago! Henson was particularly bright, and Martha Berry herself said he was “just the kind of young man that our institution is proud to send out.” #Goals, anyone?

“Right now is a perfect time to come, when the campus is...in its beautiful spring dress.” Martha Berry wrote these ...
04/04/2019

“Right now is a perfect time to come, when the campus is...in its beautiful spring dress.”

Martha Berry wrote these words in a letter from April 1939, inviting a friend from Alabama to visit the schools. We have to say, these cherry blossoms at Oak Hill prove her right! View the full letter at http://ow.ly/kmTd50p5nNl.

📷 Captures by Campbell #Spring #OakHillMuseum #MarthaBerry #SceneatBerry

Stressed out and sniffly from spring’s projects and pollen? Take a breather at The Martha Berry Museum! Step inside an...
03/30/2019

Stressed out and sniffly from spring’s projects and pollen? Take a breather at The Martha Berry Museum! Step inside and enjoy our temporary exhibition, “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher,” a diverse collection of woodturnings inspired by the artist's exploration of new woods and techniques. The museum is open from 10-5 Monday through Saturday, and the exhibition is open through May 25th; you don’t want to miss it! Learn more at https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/exhibits/temporary/

#OakHillMuseum #TreetoTreasure #Spring

We spy a #bookworm! Meet Dr. Tom Dasher, the leader of our Senior Scholars book club this semester and a retired Profess...
03/27/2019

We spy a #bookworm! Meet Dr. Tom Dasher, the leader of our Senior Scholars book club this semester and a retired Professor of English, Rhetoric and Writing Emeritus at Berry. In this course, built around Marilynne Robinson’s 2004 book “Gilead,” Dr. Dasher leads our Senior Scholars in thoughtful discussion about the novel’s themes. Our Senior Scholars program doesn’t focus only on literature; however, our classes include calligraphy, codebreaking, and much more!

#OHSeniorScholars #OakHillMuseum #BookClub

Berry College
03/22/2019

Berry College

Due to the high number of weddings occurring this spring at Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum, we are not able to accommodate prom photos on the Oak Hill grounds this year. However we welcome prom-goers to come to main campus of Berry College during this special occasion to take photos. Please be respectful of our alumni who have planned weddings on campus and our students who are participating in recitals, concerts and graduation. In addition, we have several major athletic events also occurring on campus. Please visit http://bit.ly/2OiDukP for more information and photography guidelines.

We appreciate your understanding and wish all of you a happy prom season!

#MarchMadness 2019 has just begun, but you won’t find this basketball on the court—it is made entirely of Poplar woo...
03/20/2019

#MarchMadness 2019 has just begun, but you won’t find this basketball on the court—it is made entirely of Poplar wood! This woodturning is at The Martha Berry Museum as part of our temporary #TreetoTreasure exhibition, open Monday-Saturday from 10-5. #WoodturningWednesday

Did you know that six out of the eight portraits in The Martha Berry Museum’s lobby are of women? This area, called th...
03/15/2019

Did you know that six out of the eight portraits in The Martha Berry Museum’s lobby are of women? This area, called the Court of Honor, serves to remember those who made critical contributions to the Berry Schools. It’s Women’s History Month, so today we are celebrating the women in these portraits, whose legacies are still visible at Berry College.
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They are, from left to right: Emily Vanderbilt Hammond, Kate Macy Ladd, Leila Laughlin Carlisle, Mary Reynolds Morton, Clara Ford (sitting between Henry Ford and Judge Moses Wright), and last but not least, Martha Berry herself.
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We are so thankful to these women for their generosity and strong support of Berry; we would not be where we are today without them!

#WomensHistoryMonth #BerryCollege #OakHillMuseum #SceneatBerry #Panorama

Despite the unpredictable weather the flowers at Oak Hill are blooming, meaning that spring (aka events season 📅) is ...
03/14/2019

Despite the unpredictable weather the flowers at Oak Hill are blooming, meaning that spring (aka events season 📅) is certainly here! We will be closed for a private event all day this Saturday, March 16th. If you are interested in hosting your own event at Oak Hill this year, call our offices at 706-368-6789, or learn more about our facilities at http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/facilities.

#OakHillMuseum #Gardens #SceneatBerry #Flowers #Spring

Berry College
03/08/2019

Berry College

For International Women's Day, we want to recognize 1969 alumna Beverly Smith. Dr. Smith was one of the first black graduates from Berry College. She says that the faculty took her under their wings to help her succeed, and she is grateful to be a Berry graduate. After Berry, she earned her master's degree and a doctorate and has now been teaching and tutoring for more than 30 years. Dr. Smith recently returned to campus to share her experiences with students. She is a truly inspirational woman in our community for pushing through all the challenges she faced throughout her life. (Pictures from Berry College Archives and BSA)

Join us tomorrow night from 6-8p.m. at the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill, where woodturner Al Christopher wi...
03/04/2019

Join us tomorrow night from 6-8p.m. at the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill, where woodturner Al Christopher will give one final woodturning demonstration as part of our temporary exhibition! Christopher will discuss woodturning basics, answer questions and turn a wood form on a lathe. His work is featured in our current temporary exhibition, “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher,” which will remain open until 5:45p.m. so guests can visit before the demonstration. You don't want to miss it!

#TreetoTreasure #OakHillMuseum #Woodturning #SceneatBerry

Tomorrow is the big day! Dr. Martin Cipollini will give his talk: Restoring Mountain Longleaf pine and American chestnut...
03/03/2019

Tomorrow is the big day! Dr. Martin Cipollini will give his talk: Restoring Mountain Longleaf pine and American chestnut in GA, at 6p.m. at The Martha Berry Museum. We are excited to offer this free lecture to celebrate Arbor Day and our current exhibition, “From Tree to Treasure: Woodturnings by Al Christopher.” Cipollini will highlight the history, rationale, and early results of restoration efforts directed toward these trees in Georgia. For more information, click here: http://ow.ly/wdvF50m6Rl8

On this day in 1942, Martha Berry died at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. She was transported to the hospital mont...
02/27/2019

On this day in 1942, Martha Berry died at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Atlanta. She was transported to the hospital months earlier, in view of her failing health, but was not able to recover. Her legacy, however, lives on.
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#MarthaBerry #OakHillMuseum #BerryCollege #rip #otd #history
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Bradford Lambert, Portrait of Martha Berry (1934).

Oak Hill is excited to announce not one but two special events at The Martha Berry Museum next week! On Monday, March 4 ...
02/25/2019

Oak Hill is excited to announce not one but two special events at The Martha Berry Museum next week! On Monday, March 4 at 6p.m., Dr. Martin Cipollini will give a talk on restoring Mountain Longleaf pine and American chestnut trees in Georgia. On Tuesday, March 5, artist Al Christopher will lead his last woodturning demonstration of the year in the Christopher Browning Pavilion at Oak Hill. From 6-8p.m., Christopher will discuss woodturning basics, answer questions, and turn a wood form on a lathe. Both events are free and open to the public, and you don’t want to miss them! More info: http://ow.ly/wdvF50m6Rl8

Can you spot Martha Berry? Hint: while her family and friends are all clowning around, she is perusing where knowledge a...
02/23/2019

Can you spot Martha Berry? Hint: while her family and friends are all clowning around, she is perusing where knowledge abounds...

#Bookworm #OakHillMuseum #MarthaBerry #BerryCollege #Bookstagram

The weather has been dreary, but things are still busy over at Oak Hill! Due to a private event, we will open late this ...
02/21/2019

The weather has been dreary, but things are still busy over at Oak Hill! Due to a private event, we will open late this Saturday, Feb. 23. Our public hours will be from 12-5p.m., resuming normal hours on Monday.

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School is back in session at Oak Hill—Senior Scholars starts today! We are excited to kick off the spring semester wit...
02/19/2019

School is back in session at Oak Hill—Senior Scholars starts today! We are excited to kick off the spring semester with today’s classes on code-breaking, history, literature, and calligraphy. These students are luckier than most, though, since they don’t have to worry about tests, quizzes, or homework! #Goals #Jealous

https://www.berry.edu/oakhill/SeniorScholars/ #OakHillMuseum #OHSeniorScholars #BerryCollege

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we can’t help falling in love with these photos of weddings at Oak Hill from 2018! We ...
02/14/2019

Today is Valentine’s Day, and we can’t help falling in love with these photos of weddings at Oak Hill from 2018! We had more weddings here this past year than ever before, and we were so happy to share the beauty of the estate with these wonderful couples. Oak Hill’s various facilities allowed each couple to custom tailor their event, making their wedding day one to remember. If you are interested in being one of the brides of 2019, or hosting another event at this historic site, visit our website at http://oakhill.berry.edu/facilities, or call us at 706-368-6789.

#OakHillEvents #OakHillMuseum #BerryCollegeWedding #SceneatBerry #Wedding #WeddingVenue #DreamWedding #Weddingideas #WeddingPhotography

It has been quite some time since we highlighted our student workers, but we cannot thank them enough! Meet Sarah, a sop...
02/09/2019

It has been quite some time since we highlighted our student workers, but we cannot thank them enough! Meet Sarah, a sophomore Psychology and History double major who has worked with us since she first came to Berry. She began working as a docent, but now schedules Oak Hill events. Fun fact: if you asked her about her favorite artifact at The Martha Berry Museum, she’d tell you about the mustache cup we featured last week!

#StudentWork #OakHillMuseum #BerryCollege

A is for Apple, B is for Bubinga? This eye-catching piece from our #TreetoTreasure exhibition is called “Al's Applebet...
02/06/2019

A is for Apple, B is for Bubinga? This eye-catching piece from our #TreetoTreasure exhibition is called “Al's Applebet.” Artist Al Christopher wanted to showcase the qualities of unique types of wood, so he made a series of apples using twenty-six wood varieties from all across the globe, each beginning with a different letter of the alphabet.

#WoodturningWednesday #OakHillMuseum #Woodturning #SceneatBerry

Our new Senior Scholars brochures are in for Spring 2019 classes and boy do they look good! Classes are filling up fast,...
02/02/2019

Our new Senior Scholars brochures are in for Spring 2019 classes and boy do they look good! Classes are filling up fast, but some still have openings, so be sure to register online at http://www.berry.edu/oakhill/SeniorScholars or turn in your brochure form (by mail or in person) before those seats are gone! Registration is due by February 13, and if you have any questions, you can call 706-368-6789 for more information.

#OakHillMuseum #OHSeniorScholars

It’s the last day of #NationalHotTeaMonth, and while tea cups come in all shapes and sizes, this Victorian era mustach...
01/31/2019

It’s the last day of #NationalHotTeaMonth, and while tea cups come in all shapes and sizes, this Victorian era mustache cup from our collection has a particularly unique design. The inner lip of this cup kept one’s mustache nice and dry when enjoying a hot cup of tea!

#OakHillMuseum #HotTeaMonth #NationalTeaMonth #NationalHotTeaMonth #Beardlife

Today's the last day to see Berry College Moon Gallery's latest exhibition--be sure to check it out!
01/31/2019

Today's the last day to see Berry College Moon Gallery's latest exhibition--be sure to check it out!

Junco's show closes this coming Thursday at 5...don't miss out! Also, make time to contribute to her Mandala of Hope - all of the materials are in the gallery.

Berry College
01/24/2019

Berry College

Berry alum Al Christopher visited campus last week to provide hands-on assistance to current students during several woodturning demonstrations. Christopher’s craftsmanship is on display at Oak Hill and The Martha Berry Museum, where he played a key role in the construction of the new Christopher Browning Pavilion, and in the museum, which currently features an exhibit of his woodturnings. Don’t miss this chance to see his artistry!

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Monday, January 21, resu...
01/19/2019

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum will be closed Monday, January 21, resuming regular hours on Tuesday, January 22nd.

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