Old School History Museum

The Old School History Museum is housed in four classrooms of the original 1916 Eatonton School, now the home of The Plaza Arts Center. Visitors will experience:

  • A vintage drugstore complete with marble topped soda fountain, 1940's jukebox, ice cream chairs and tables, and period photographs.
  • A reproduction of turn-of-the-century downtown Eatonton with a variety of storefronts. These "windows in time" feature artifacts and treasures destined to stir childhood memories.
  • A history gallery that guides visitors through early Indian culture, the transition of frontier land to prosperous cotton farms, the impact of the Civil War and reconstruction, and into the 20th century.
  • An historic classroom restored to its early 1900's condition. The classroom boasts its original blackboard, cloakroom, vintage desks, and a collection of student memorabilia. There is also a photo album of all the school's graduating classes from 1916 to the 1970's.
  • Additional photographs of Putnam County sports, Eatonton teachers, town scenes, and historic events displayed in the hallways outside the museum.

Hours of Operation: (Closed on Holidays)
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Self-Guided Tours)
Friday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Docent Lead Tours)
Saturday 10:00 - 4:00 (Docent Lead Tours)
Sunday (By Appointment Only and reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance)

Admission is free. For more information, contact the museum director at 706-485-3156 or sandra@theplazaartscenter.com