Sidney’s Salons

In honor of Sidney Lanier’s legacy, Historic Macon Foundation, the owners of the Cottage, have established the Lanier Center for Literary Arts. In addition to sponsoring writers’ workshops and other literary events, Historic Macon has a regular series of book signings. For this series, entitled Sidney’s Salons, Historic Macon invites authors to read, answer questions and sign books. See the list below for upcoming events.

Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage, 935 High St. in Macon. Admission is free for Historic Macon members, $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Reception at 5:30 p.m. and programs at 6:00 p.m.

The Sidney’s Salons Series is generously supported by Capital City Bank and Bob and Carolyn Hargrove.

Upcoming Salons:

Tuesday, January 13 -Period Kitchens for Older Homes with Heather Shuster


On Tuesday, January 13, Heather Shuster, Project Development Director of Renewal Design-Build, will give a talk titled “Period Kitchens for Older Homes” that focuses on creating kitchens that are appropriate for historic houses.

Heather Shuster has provided consultations on hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms in her fifteen years working in the residential design community. Specializing in spatial planning, efficient layouts and project development, Heather is uniquely qualified to share creative solutions with homeowners. Prior to joining Renewal, Heather’s career included management of a custom workroom, merchandising and store planning, and interior design for residential and commercial clients. Her love and knowledge of homes is evident as she is always ready to discover hidden charms and opportunities for improvement in your home.

Tuesday, February 10 -Jonathan Poston