Current Exhibits

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Beyond Property: SLAVERY in Coastal Plain Georgia, 1650-1865

May 3, 2018 – April 12, 2019

Beyond Property: Slavery in Coastal Plain Georgia, 1650 – 1865 on exhibit at the Museum on Main located at the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau introduces the history of slavery in south Georgia discussing the economics that drove the institution in the area and the character of the daily lives of slaves, both urban and rural. Through an extraodinary collection of artifacts, graphics and interactives, visitors learn that in spite of its brutality, slavery did not erase the rich cultural backgrounds of those enslaved. Rather, cultural practices were maintained in various forms through generations and altered the lives of all Coastal Plain Georgians.

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 and open:
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mondays – Thursdays
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Fridays

Curated by the students of Georgia Southern’s History 7661-Seminar & Museum Studies class led by Dr. Brent W. Tharp.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 3, 2018
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Museum on Main
Come visit with the curators and designers! Light refreshments will be served.

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
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: 5/7/2018

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