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, April 14 -The Unknown Heroes of Andersonville with Ranger Stephanie Steinhorst

The Unknown Heroes of Andersonville
By the spring of 1865, almost 13,000 United States soldiers had perished at Camp Sumter Military Prison, called Andersonville. This dreadful loss of life did not go unnoticed. This program will explore the civilians, slaves, and soldiers who risked everything to save prisoners’ lives.


Stephanie Steinhorst

Ms. Steinhorst is the Acting Chief of Interpretation and Education at Andersonville National Historic Site.  Her background in nineteenth century history has taken her from national parks in the gold rush towns of Alaska to the Rio Grande.  For the last four years she has studied the heart-breaking experiences of prisoners of war throughout history, and focused on the history of Camp Sumter Military Prison, called Andersonville, with its stories of both immense tragedy and the triumph of the human spirit.