OLD SCHOOL HISTORY MUSEUM

The Old School History Museum is housed in four classrooms of the original 1916 Eatonton School, now the home of The Plaza Arts Center located at 305 N. Madison Ave., Eatonton, Georgia 31024. 

Hours of Operation: (Closed on Holidays)
Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Self-Guided Tours)
Docent-Led Tours:  Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 – 4:00

We also offer Docent-guided group tours by appointment.  For more information, contact the museum director at 706-485-3156 or srosseter@bellsouth.net 

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. 

Pine Grove Cemetery

Old School History Museum
Sunday At The Museum Lecture Series

Sunday, October 13, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.

Speaker: Jim Marshall
Topic: “Fascinating Characters in Pine Grove Cemetery”

Historian Jim Marshall will present his program “Fascinating Characters in Pine Grove Cemetery” while taking his audience on an imaginary tour of Eatonton’s historic burial grounds. He will tell stories of individuals who were unique, captivating, and sometimes a bit scandalous! Join the crowd for some spooky tales and get in the mood for Halloween!


Museum visitors will experience:

  • A vintage drugstore complete with marble-topped soda fountain, 1940’s jukebox, ice cream chairs and tables, and period photographs.
 
  • A reproduction of turn-of-the-century downtown Eatonton with a variety of storefronts. These “windows in time” feature artifacts and treasures destined to stir childhood memories.
 
  • A history gallery that guides visitors through early Indian culture, the transition of frontier land to prosperous cotton farms, the impact of the Civil War and reconstruction, and into the 20th century.
  • A historic classroom restored to its early 1900’s condition. The classroom boasts its original blackboard, cloakroom, vintage desks, and a collection of student memorabilia. There is also a photo album of all the school’s graduating classes from 1916 to the 1970’s.
 
  • Additional photographs of Putnam County sports, Eatonton teachers, town scenes, and historic events displayed in the hallways outside the museum.