The Old Governor's Mansion became the first affiliate to the Smithsonian on Friday.
Officials from both Georgia College and the national museum gathered at the historic spot in Milledgeville to celebrate the mansion's new accolade and partnership.
A release from the college says that the Old Governor's Mansion is the ninth affiliate in the state and the first for Central Georgia.
Harold Closter, director of the Smithsonian Affliations program said, "The museum is not only a singular example of Greek Revival architecture, but it is also the place where all Americans can relive a long stretch of our nation's history."
The program promises new possibilities for the mansion, such as the loaning of Smithsonian artifacts that may be displayed at the Old Governor's Mansion.
The Old Governor's Mansion became a National Historic Landmark in 1973 and was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2012.