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.

UPCOMING SALON

On Tuesday, March 19, Historic Macon is pleased to host Edwin Atkins. Edwin will be speaking to us about the Old State Prison that was located in Milledgeville, Georgia. Built in 1911 and closed in 1937, the prison was the site of the first electric chair in Georgia. The Old Prison was demolished in August 2018.

Beginning with a reception at 5:30pm and the presentation begins at 6pm. Salons take place at the Sidney Lanier Cottage (935 High St.) and are open to the public.

Admission is $5 for non-members and $3 for students. Salons are free for Historic Macon members

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