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Exhibits

The Delma and Beverly Presley Gallery 

Uncharted Worlds: The Natural History of Georgia’s Coastal Plain

This exhibit transports you through millions of years of dramatic changes to Georgia’s landscape, from an ancient ocean with mosasaurs prowling the seas to forests and prairies with mastodons and mammoths, to the arrival of the first humans, and finally to the coastal plain we know today. Come face-to-face with a mosasaur, Tylosaurus proriger, a 78 million-year-old, 26 foot-long marine reptile, and Georgiacetus vogtlensis, a 41 million-year-old whale, the most primitive whale fossil discovered in North America. You will discover stories of giant sharks, ice age creatures, and research at Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Young visitors can “be a paleontologist” and explore the mosasaur inside and out.

The Jack and Addie D. Averitt Gallery

Charted Worlds: The Cultural History of Georgia’s Coastal Plain

As soon as the first humans reached the Coastal Plain approximately 13,000 years ago, they began to adapt to the unique environment, explore its resources and chart paths to create a home. This exhibit highlights important stories of the interactions between cultures and environment that created the distinct traditions and heritage of Georgia’s Coastal Plain. Explore an interactive timeline of regional Native American projectile points and pottery, traditional watercraft (including a dugout canoe and Ogeechee River boat), a rare antebellum cotton gin and turpentining artifacts. These artifacts and more highlight stories of a region defined by agriculture; the brutal system of slavery that long supported it; and the contributions to American art, craft, work, and leisure of the people who transformed it.

Changing Exhibit Gallery

On exhibit until February 2023:

Pollen Nation

Learn all about pollen, the pollination process, and how pollen affects humans in our new exhibit curated by Dr. Alan Harvey.

Exhibits Around Campus and Around Town

Museum on Main 

The Museum on Main hosts free annual changing exhibits on the history and culture of Bulloch County and South Georgia developed by graduate students in the Public History Program. Located at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at 222 S. Main Street in Statesboro. 

On exhibit until April 2023: 

Manufacturing Music: 140 Years of Gretsch Legacy

Learn about the development of the guitars and drums created by the Gretsch Manufacturing Company from its founding in 1883 to modern day. This exhibit examines the instruments and the artists that made Gretsch a respected name in the world of music.

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Nessmith-Lane Center on the Statesboro Campus

An Inspiring Past, A Promising Future: The Presley Exhibition 

Trace the historical transformation of Georgia Southern University from its founding in 1906 through more than a century of struggle and triumph. This free exhibit is located at the Nessmith-Lane Center on the Statesboro Campus at 847 Plant Drive. For hours, call 912-478-5555.

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Bulloch County Annex in Statesboro

Community and Conflict: Bulloch County’s Military Heritage 

This free permanent exhibit with changing elements traces Bulloch Countians’ involvement in U.S. wars from the Revolution to the present and preserves the names of those who died in service to their country since World War I. The exhibit is in the Bulloch County Annex at 115 North Main Street, Statesboro. Open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Last updated: 5/4/2022