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Upcoming Events, Programs & News

 
Museum Temporarily Closed Sign

MUSEUM CURRENTLY CLOSED to Public. Reopening is estimated for mid-late Spring 2020, so PLEASE CALL 912-478-5444 or check this website BEFORE planning your visit to ensure we have reopened.

MUSEUM TEMPORARILY CLOSED for RENOVATIONS…Expected to Re-open mid-late Spring 2020

Georgia Southern University’s Museum remains TEMPORARILY CLOSED to the public for MAJOR and EXCITING renovations and is expecting to reopen later this Spring 2020 due to unexpected and necessary structural repairs, exhibit renovations, and asbestos abatement. The administrative offices 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, initially required structural repair and replacement of the ceilings and other work in all galleries and the Rotunda. As the University completed these extensive renovations, the Museum has been working with a professional design/fabrication team to curate, design, and install all new permanent exhibits on the natural and cultural history of Georgia’s Coastal Plain to establish a new era for the 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.

Additionally, our new changing exhibit, concurrently in development with the History Dept: Saints & Sinners: Salvation and Damnation in Latin American Folk Art, will open when the Museum reopens. This exhibit, with over 100 pieces of art covering 1,000 years of history, will examine how Europeans, Americans, Africans, and their common descendants wrestled with the existential questions of life, death, and the hereafter in a uniquely Latin American way.

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

  • Beyond the Spotlight: Otis Redding, His Family, Music, & Legacy will be on display until mid-April 2020 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
Community and Conflict, Bulloch County’s Military Heritage exhibit

Exhibit Opening Reception: Monday, April 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Bulloch County Annex, located at 115 N. Main Street, Statesboro, GA

Join us for the reopening of one of the Museum’s off-campus exhibits: Community and Conflict, Bulloch County’s Military Heritage exhibit featuring new material on the Vietnam War and updates to the overall exhibit that explores military history and honors Bulloch County’s fallen soilders.
Come visit with the curator and designer! Light refreshments will be served.

Beyond the Spotlight: Otis Redding His Family, Music, and Legacy

Exhibit Opening Reception: Tuesday, May 6, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Museum on Main, located at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, 222 S. Main Street, Statesboro, GA

Join us to officially open one of the Museum’s newest off-campus exhibits: Beyond the Spotlight: Otis Redding His Family, Music, and Legacy.
Come visit with the curators and designers! Light refreshments will be served.

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!

   
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!

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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.

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“Jurassic World” at Georgia Southern University!

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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: 2/17/2020

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