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, July 11 • 5:30-7pm • Sidney Lanier Cottage • 935 High Street

On Tuesday, July 11, Historic Macon is pleased to host Robert Jones, who will be speaking about his book A History of Georgia Railroads. Jones will discuss how Georgia's railroad industry burgeoned after the Civil War, changing the landscape of the state.

Copies of this detailed book with a number of historic images will be available for purchase at the event. Jones will be signing copies of the book both before and after the talk.