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 Sidney’s Salons


Sidney’s Salon with Lida Hill

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“Journal of a Cottage Garden”
Tuesday, October 13 | 5:30-7p.m. | Sidney Lanier Cottage
$5 for non-members | $3 for students | Free for members

Lida Hill is an avid gardener and admirer of native plants of her home in Birmingham, Alabama. Journal of a Cottage Garden started as a personal project and evolved into a published work. Hill began drawing and painting the plants in her own backyard with notes and memories about each plants. Friends encouraged Hill to publish the book to share the beautiful drawings and recollections of the plants.

Ingleside Bike Tour led by Vickie Hertwig

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Saturday, November 14 | 10am-12pm

Meet at Henry Burns Park | 3264 Ingleside Avenue

Join Historic Macon for a bike tour of Ingleside, Macon’s newest historic district. Vickie Hertwig, who wrote the application for the historic district designation, will lead the tour of the 1950s neighborhood.

The tour will begin with a plaque dedication honoring the Ingleside Historic District at 10am at Henry Burns Park. After the dedication, the tour will leave from the park. The first portion of the tour will include easy terrain and frequent (up to 6) stops. The second half of the tour will include a more strenuous course with fewer stops. The tour will end with a picnic lunch.

WITH LUNCH  HMF Members: $15 • Non-members: $20

WITHOUT LUNCH HMF Members: $10 • Non-members: $15

Purchase your tickets below or by calling 478-742-5084.