Georgia's Old Capital Museum Society, Inc.
Old Capital Square at Jefferson and Greene
P.O. Box 1177
Milledgeville, Georgia 31059-1177
Telephone (478) 453 - 1803 Fax: (478) 453 - 4813


For more information contact:
Amy Wright- Executive Director, GOCMS
(478) 453- 1803                                                                                              

Gingerbread House Contest

WHAT:     Georgia's Old Capital Museum Society is reviving an old American tradition with its Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest held in conjunction with the Children's Victorian Christmas House.  "We include a Gingerbread Contest in the events of the Children's Victorian Christmas House because building gingerbread houses has been a holiday tradition for centuries among American families," said Amy Wright, Executive Director of Georgia's Old Capital Museum.

Gingerbread houses became popular after the Brothers Grimm Published their fairy tale collection, which included Hansel and Gretel, in the seventh century.  German settlers brought the tradition to America, and it has been part of holiday tradition ever since.

"Last year's contest included entries that ranged from the humorous to the awesome.  This year we are anticipating even more participation with two additional categories for entries," said Sally Holmes, Chairperson of the Gingerbread House Contest.  The categories for this year are:

Adult (18+ years) with a $100 prize for the winning entry
Teen (13-17 years) with a $75 prize
Youth (9-12 years) with a $50 prize
Child (4-8 years) with a $50 prize

Entries will be judged on November 30th at the Christmas House Preview Party & Silent Auction (antiques & collectibles) and exhibited throughout the week during the Christmas House events.

For contest rules and details, contact Sally at Georgia's Old Capital Museum @ 478-453-1803 or

COST:   Registration $15.  Master Card/ Visa accepted.      
WHERE:    Historic Brown-Stetson-Sanford House.
WHEN:   All entries must be received by Monday, November 29, 5 PM.
WHY:   Georgia's Old Capital Museum Society presents the annual Children's Victorian Christmas House for the education and enjoyment of the public. Proceeds from this event will support ongoing programs at Georgia's Old Capital Museum and the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House.