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.