The History Museum is located in the historic 1913 Union Depot.
The North Gallery is currently home to the Georgia Museum of Surveying and Mapping, which documents the history of exploration and expansion in Georgia using more than 100 maps and artifacts from across the state and world. Visitors can learn about the continued importance of surveying and mapping professionals in our daily lives and how they shaped our cities, counties, and state.
The South Gallery features changing exhibits on a variety of topics.
The building is also available as an event rental space.
Open Thursday - Saturday, 10:00am-4:00pm. Free admission.
The History Museum and Science Museum share staff. If the History Museum is locked, please see the ticket desk in the Science Museum for admission during regular operating hours.
Now on Exhibit through October 31
Unsung African American Medical Heroes of Southwest Georgia
The exhibit focuses on this theme as seen through the lens of Black medical practitioners in southwest Georgia. A small sample of unsung Black trailblazing medical heroes from the region are featured, including Suzie King Taylor, Dr. Edgar Parker, Dr. Jacob Shirley, Dr. Richard Grier, Eliza Ann Grier, Annie Mae Hall, Richard Hall, Ada McGee, and Rev. Dorothy Josey Williams. Also included are medical care items specifically marketed to people of color.
This exhibit is meant to promote conversations about our area’s rich history from the viewpoint of all races and backgrounds.