happenings at the cottage

Spring 2019

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Sidney’s Salons

Historic Macon hosts a series of lectures and talks known as Sidney’s Salons in honor of the famed poet Sidney Lanier. Historic Macon inherited the Sidney Lanier Cottage from the Middle Georgia Historical Society and continues to uphold the legacy of Sidney Lanier through these programs.

Salons are generously supported by Capital City Bank and Bob and Carolyn Hargrove.

All Salons begin with a reception at 5:30pm and the presentation begins at 6pm. Salons are free for members, $5 for non-members, and $3 for students.


Tuesday, March 19, 5:30

The great grandson of the first chaplain of the Georgia prison system will present the history of the GA State Prison Farm in Milledgeville from it’s opening in 1915 to it’s closing in 1936. Edwin C. Atkins

Tuesday, April 23, 5:30

A Poisoned Life: Florence Chandler Maybrick, the First American Woman Sentenced to Death in England, Rick Hutto

Tuesday, May 28, 5:30

All the Pretty Houses: Macon's Historic Architecture, Lauren Mauldin

*sponsored by Capital City Bank and Carolyn & Bob Hargrove


HMF Meet & Greet

Historic Macon hosts quarterly Meet & Greets that are free and open to the public. HMF staff members, board members, and volunteers are eager to share their love of preservation with you and hope you will join us to celebrate the rich history of Macon and learn more about who we are and what we do.


Thursday, March 28, 6:00

This Spring, our HMF Meet & Greet will be a fun walk through our historic downtown at dusk for InTown's Lights On Macon led by Maryel Battin. Join us for this illuminated walking tour followed by a wine reception at the Sidney Lanier Cottage. We'd love to meet you!