Current Exhibits

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OFF-CAMPUS Exhibit, located at the *Bulloch County Annex:
Bulloch County’s Military Heritage Exhibit: Community and Conflict

April 30, 2019 – on going

Community and Conflict, Bulloch County’s Military Heritage exhibit, is an opportunity to explore military history and to honor our County’s fallen soldiers. The central exhibition of artifacts will rotate to highlight different aspects of Bulloch’s military heritage. Currently, it relates the stories of Vietnam War Veterans. Community and Conflict was curated by Breana James, a Georgia Southern University Master of Arts in History student, with design assistance from Zee Doehling, a Georgia Southern University Bachelor of Fine Arts student.

Learn more about Bulloch County’s Military Heritage

Bulloch County’s Military Heritage is a cooperative project of the Georgia Southern University Museum and the Bulloch County Commissioners with support from the Bulloch County Historical Society.

*The Bulloch County Annex is located at 115 N. Main Street, Statesboro, GA and the exhibit is located inside the Annex’s north entrance, behind the carport-like structure. Admission is free to visit this exhibit during their business hours:
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays – Fridays

Opening Reception: Monday, April 30, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Bulloch County Annex
Come visit with the curator and designer! Light refreshments will be served.

OFF-CAMPUS Exhibit, located at the **Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau:
Beyond the Spotlight: Otis Redding His Family, Music, and Legacy

May 6, 2019 – April 17, 2020

Otis Redding will always be remembered for his music, including his soulful croon (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay and his popular version of Try a Little Tenderness. In the spotlight, he was the “King of Soul,” “Rockhouse Redding,” and “The Big O.” Beyond the stage and recording studio, he was a Georgia native, farmer, philanthropist and devoted family man who valued and drew from his deep roots in the state. His legacy lives on across Georgia and around the world through the work of his wife Zelma, their family, and the Otis Redding Foundation.

The Museum on Main is a cooperative project between the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Georgia Southern Museum, and the Department of History.

**The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau is located at 222 S. Main Street, Statesboro, GA. Admission is free to visit this exhibit during their business hours:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fridays
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Saturdays

Curated by the students of Georgia Southern’s History 5251G-Seminar & Museum Studies class led by Dr. Brent W. Tharp.

Opening Reception: Monday, May 6, 2019
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Museum on Main
Come visit with the curators and designers! Light refreshments will be served.

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Archaeology of Camp Lawton

October 10, 2010 – still on display [Come see the latest artifacts recently uncovered and learn about the ongoing research]

Rediscover a unique chapter in Civil War history through the historical research and archaeological finds made by Georgia Southern University Department of Sociology and Anthropology students and faculty working at the site of the former Camp Lawton, a Confederate Prisoner of War camp located in nearby Jenkins County, Georgia.

Curated by the archaeology students of Georgia Southern University with the cooperation of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

For more exciting details on this important discovery, visit www.georgiasouthern.edu/camplawton.
For Press Release, October 5, 2010, click here
For Press Release, August 19, 2011, click here
For Press Release, October 5, 2012, click here
For Press Release, October 11, 2012, click here

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Last updated: 7/12/2019

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