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Milly Collective

In the age of Pinterest and Do-it-yourselfers, The Market Collective is a shop that can cure the most extreme cases of crafting fever. Whether you want to buy something that is beautifully hand-made…

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Trivia Time

Milledgeville is very well known for its fun and thriving downtown area during the day, but few know about the fun events that occur a little later, like Trivia at some of our favorite local…

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Fall in Love with Milly

With the sweet smell of pumpkin spice in the air, Milledgeville is slowly but surely becoming the place to be for all of your fun fall events. Get your flannels and boots ready because the cool autumn…

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Original presidential ballots from the 1860 election on display at the Old Governor’s Mansion

The Old Governor’s Mansion at Georgia College, a Smithsonian Affiliate, will house four original presidential ballots from the Election of 1860 to view until Nov. 8. The loans are provided by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. These ballots are a part of the Old Governor’s Mansion exhibit: Election of 1860, showcasing the growing sectional division of slavery, party divisions and the looming threat of secession. The exhibition will provide background on the history of the period, the candidates, the fracture of the Democratic Party and the election itself. “We are delighted that the Old Governor’s Mansion will be displaying historic election ballots, on loan from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, as part of the new exhibition, Election of 1860 ,” said Harold A. Closter, director, Smithsonian Affiliations. “The Smithsonian has a longstanding interest in documenting the election process and the exercise of democracy in America.  We are very grateful to the Old Governor’s Mansion for curating this important exhibit and for making our national collections more accessible to the Georgia College community, local residents and visitors.” The Old Governor’s Mansion is open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays. $10 per person, for adults $7 Pre-booked adult groups $7 Senior Citizens $2 Students Free to children under six and all GG faculty, staff and students.           …

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Haunts in Milledgeville

If you are ready for fun, laughter and to face your worst fears, then take a ride on Milledgeville’s Haunted Trolley Tour.  All the ghost stories are based on documented accounts, which make them all the spookier. For the past 16 years, the Haunted Trolley Tour has been entertaining residents and visitors with legends and folklore passed down for the last 150 years. Today, the tour is recognized as one of the most unique and entertaining events in the city.  This year will be no exception.  Once again featuring the ever-popular “adults only” tour as well as the 6:30 pm tour, the tours are certainly going to be a crowd pleaser. Sponsored by the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the tour will be haunting the residents of Milledgeville the latter part of October. We have expanded from telling stories aboard the Trolley to a fully interactive and engaging performance within the gates of Memory Hill Cemetery.  We invite you to come out and take part in this annual, family-oriented event! The tours will be given October 24 and 25 at 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm and on October 26 and 27 the show times will be 7:00 pm and 8.30 pm.  “We are extremely excited about the 16 th anniversary of the Haunted Trolley Tour!  To have an event become this popular and in such high demand over time is just thrilling.  Our office is pleased to offer this event year after year to not just local residents but visitors from around the state of Georgia,” said Office Manager, Linda Bailey.  Tickets will go on sale Monday, OCTOBER 3 at 9 am!  Don’t delay as tickets sell out quickly every year!  Tour tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children (under 16) and are first come, first serve. Tickets available at the CVB only. Due to the high demand, there is a maximum of four tickets per person. …

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