Super Museum Sunday
February 11, 2024
Explore history, arts, and culture in communities throughout Georgia as over 100 museums and historic sites across the state open to the public for FREEduring this popular annual event organized as part of the annual Georgia History Festival. Visit the Georgia History Festival website for more information.
The Butts County Historical Society meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 6 pm in the Flovilla School House. This meeting is open to the public who may have an interest in history. If you would like to be a member, go to our forms page to download our membership form or come to a meeting and fill out a membership form at the meeting.
Please come enjoy refreshments while you visit with friends and meet new friends with an interest just like you.
The Hotel Museum will open the first weekend in April through the first weekend in December.
Saturdays 10AM-5PM & Sundays 1PM-5PM or by appointment.
Stop by the gift shop in the Hotel Museum to pick up some souvenirs and memorabilia.
Join Reverend Ed Hoard for services on the 1st Sunday of each month in the summer. Services start at 9:00AM.
May 5,2024 Sunday Service
June 2,2024 Dr. Hoard and Music by Judy Yielding
July 7,2024 Special Musical Performance
Aug 4,2024 Sunday Service
Sept 7th & 8th 2024-The Butts County Historical Society presents the 34th Annual Native People Festival. Saturday & Sunday, 9AM-5PM at The Village at Indian Springs.
Come out and enjoy Native Arts & Crafts, Music, Dancing, Storytelling, Food and Fun for everyone.
Hosted by the Butts County Historical Society and Ocmulgee Archaeological Society, come join us for archaeological activity, artifact education and fun. This would be the perfect event for your children to learn how Native People used resources from the land to hunt and cook.
Time and Date of the Swinging Medallions concert will be updated in the near future. Check back later to see the new updates.
Jan 25, 2024
Guest speaker Brent Lowe-Butts County School Superintendent
The Butts County Historical Society will meet Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 6:00 P.M. in the Flovilla School House. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jeffery Rogers, Professor of History at Gordon State College and author of A Southern Writer and The Civil War: The Confederate Imagination of William Gilmore Simms. Please come and enjoy refreshments while you visit with friends and meet new friends with an interest in history just like you.
Ms Ashley Quinn, Vice President of the Fort Hawkins Foundation, was our guest speaker for this month's Historical Society Meeting. Ms Quinn spoke about the history of Fort Hawkins with a slide show presentation which was educational and informative. Fort Hawkins celebrated its 217th year anniversary this year. Members of the Butts County Historical Society took a field trip to Macon, Ga and was able to join in the festivities.
Sylvia Redic, the City Manager of Jackson, was our guest speaker. Ms. Redic spoke about some of the new changes that Jackson, Ga is doing to promote businesses and tourism. She also spoke about some new and positive guidelines concerning some of the communities and residential areas around Jackson.
After speaking, Ms. Redic opened the floor for questions and members and guests were able to ask questions. The meeting adjourned and members and guests were able to speak one on one with any other questions that they may have had.
The Butts County Historical Society will meet Thursday, June 22, 2023, at 6:00 PM in the Flovilla School House. After a short business meeting the guest speaker will be Pamela Bauer Mueller, author of several historical novels and children's books including Mary Musgrove, the story of the important part she played in the history of Colonial Georgia as an intermediary between the Muscogee natives and Georgia's early settlers. Mrs. Mueller is the recipient of the 2006, 2008, and 2009 Georgia Author of the Year, three Mom's Choice Awards, and recognized by the Georgia Center for the Book.
Pamela Bauer Mueller is an American writer of historical novels and children's books. She will be speaking about her book, "An Angry Drum Echoed" written about Mary Musgrove who was a woman of English and Creek ancestry who played a key role in the early Georgia history.
Ms. Mueller will also be speaking about her latest book "The Sky Is My Home" about the first Georgia female aviator from Macon, Ga.
Dr. Randall Gooden is a History Professor at Clayton State University.
Continuing responsibilities include teaching the Civil War Era, Family History, Georgia History and Government, Introduction to Historic Preservation, Introduction to Public History, Reconstruction Era, U.S. history survey courses, and independent study in history. Publications include the article “Crossing into War: Hostages in Civil War Virginia and West Virginia” in The Smithfield Review, volume 24.
Victoria Wilcox is founding director of Georgia’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife House Museum, the antebellum home of the family of Doc Holliday. Her work with the house led to eighteen years of original research and inspired her novel trilogy, Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday. She has been advisor and contributor to other authors, has lectured extensively, and has appeared on various television programs relating to her work. For more information, click below to see: