Upcoming Events, Programs & News


Feed the Mosasaur 2019, A Taste of New Orleans

Museum’s premier culinary event & dance gala: Saturday, March 9, 2019
6:30 – midnight at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center Ballroom

LAST DAY to purchase tickets is February 22, 2019! Don’t delay and call today…912-478-0148 or email debgleason@georgiasouthern.edu

Click here for details!


Georgia Southern University’s Museum will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED to the public for MAJOR and EXCITING renovations throughout the remainder of this academic year and expecting to reopen in Fall 2019 due to unexpected and necessary structural repairs and exhibit renovations and for asbestos abatement. The administrative offices will remain open for business. As renovations proceed and an official opening date is finalized, the University will announce it.

“The museum’s historic home, the Rosenwald Building, built as the school’s first library in 1938 requires the replacement of the ceilings and other work to be completed in both major galleries. Even the mosasaur, who has greeted visitors since he was first installed in 1987, must move,” said Brent Tharp, Director of the Georgia Southern University Museum. “The staff is very excited that this renovation will also provide the museum with the unprecedented opportunity to design and install all new permanent exhibits on the natural and cultural history of Georgia’s coastal plain and establish a new era for the Georgia Southern University Museum.”

Following completion of the renovations, the Museum will feature two new and completely redesigned permanent exhibits that will delve into the Natural History and the Cultural History of the Coastal Plain.

Meanwhile, you can still visit any of the Museum’s three off-site exhibits:

  • Beyond Property: SLAVERY in Coastal Plain Georgia, 1650-1865 newly opened and will be on display until mid-April 2019 at our “Museum on Main” Exhibit hall located at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main Street, Statesboro, GA.
  • Explore the rich 100+ historical and transformative years of Georgia Southern University at The Presley Exhibition: An Inspiring Past, A Promising Future permanently displayed in the atrium of Georgia Southern’s Nessmith-Lane Center at 847 Plant Drive, Statesboro, GA.
  • Bulloch County’s Military Heritage Exhibit at the Bulloch County Annex located at 115 N. Main St, Statesboro, GA. This exhibit provides insight into the roles Bulloch Co residents played in the major US military engagements
Word continues to spread about Museum’s World War I exhibit and Georgia’s role in WWI

The Museum’s newest exhibit, The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919 continues to receive great press coverage from the Statesboro Herald, April 9, 2017 and Savannah Now/Savannah Morning News, April 24, 2017. Click on these media links to learn more about Georgia’s rich history showcased in this exhibit, and better yet, come visit the Georgia Southern Museum to see it in person! 

“Graduate student pulls local artifacts for Museum’s latest WWI exhibit”

Check out this great article, from MyNews, Georgia Southern University, April 3, 2017 on Museum’s newest exhibit, The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919 and the excellent team who brought it to life!

WWI GA Exhibit
The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919

Exhibit Opening Reception: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Museum
Join us to officially open the Museum’s newest exhibit: The World’s War is Georgia’s War, 1917-1919 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ involvement in the First World War through the experience of Georgia.
Come visit with the curator and designers! Light refreshments will be served.

“Jurassic World” at Georgia Southern University!

We are a Blue Star Museum Participant!

Memorial Day, May 29, 2017 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017

On these dates, active-duty military personnel and their immediate families can enjoy FREE ADMISSION to the Museum. Active duty military includes Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, National Guard, and Reserve members, with up to five family members. Our way to say THANK YOU for all you do for all of us!


Last updated: 1/20/2019

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